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Importing Email into Google Mail

Google Mail gives you the ability to add your cPanel email account into Gmail's webmail. By doing this you can conveniently receive emails using Gmail or any other service where the email account is set up.


The first step is to log into your cPanel account so you are aware of your email account details. If you are unsure on how to do this, please view the following help article - 'How to log into cPanel'.

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Once you have successfully logged in, either type email into the search box or scroll down to the 'Email' section as per the below. Select the first option shown 'Email Accounts'.

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You should find that you are in your email accounts management section. If you scroll down, you should find the email account record for the one which you are looking to set up on Gmail. Against that record, you should see an option shown as 'Configure Mail Client' which you need to select.

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Scrolling down to the 'Manual Settings' heading, you will locate the manual settings required for the email account. It is recommended to use the 'Secure SSL/TLS Settings' as highlighted. However, you can also set up 'Non-SSL Settings' depending on your preference. Please make a note of the details of your choice as they will be used further down.

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Log in to your Gmail account.

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Select the cog icon in the top right position and head into 'Settings'.

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Select 'Accounts and Import' from the top menu.

Scan down to 'Check mail from other accounts (using POP3)' and then select 'Add a POP3 mail account you own'.

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Type in the email account email address that you would like to add. Select 'Next Step' to continue.

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From the notes that you made before about your email account information, enter:

  • 'Username': Your email account email address.
  • 'Password': Your email account password.
  • 'POP3 Server': Your email account incoming server name.
  • 'Port': The incoming server port. This could be 995 with SSL, or 110 with no SSL.

Tick the options you need:

  • Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server
  • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail
  • Label incoming messages
  • Archive incoming messages

Select 'Add Account' to continue.

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Once the email account has been account added, you can choose whether you would like to also send mail from the account. If you would like to, choose the 'Yes' option.

Select 'Next Step' to continue.

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Enter your 'Name'. This will be shown on any emails that you send.

Select 'Next Step' to continue.

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Again from the notes that you made before about your email account information, enter:

  • 'SMTP server': Your email account outgoing server name.
  • 'Username': Your email account email address.
  • 'Password': Your email account password.
  • 'Port': The outgoing server port. 465 with SSL, or 26 without.

Select 'Add Account' to continue.

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This process will now send you an email with a code to confirm that you have authorised the setup for the account in Gmail.

Check your email account emails for the verification code. Since you already added the account in Gmail, the code will be delivered to Gmail inbox.

Copy or note down the code and type it in the respective section.

Select 'Verify' to to complete the setup.

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Your email has now been successfully imported into Gmail. You can now start receiving new emails and send emails if you chose to do that option.