Use your Custom Domain Name with Gmail


Have you ever come across someone's business card or contact for a business and they use a public email service instead of a custom domain name or their website name? Have you ever wondered how you can set up your custom domain name as an email address?

What if I told you, you could and not only that, it would be FREE? Yes its true, nothing is ever truly free but this nearly is for a startup company that can expect less than 10,000 emails a day.

What is a custom domain name? A domain name usually represents your website or URL.

For Example, would take you to Google's email web client. From there you can create free email accounts. The catch? They are all going to be ''. is the domain name.

A custom domain name would be a website domain you buy online, typically $12-$20 a year. With that, you can register your site to a server and send email such as '[email protected]' or '[email protected]'. Dont you agree, this looks way more professional and legitimate then, '[email protected]'.


Of course here at Bytes Unlimited, we dont recreate the wheel and we give credit where its due. If at anytime you need help or would like us to do it for you, we can. Here is the link to They created a good walk-thru and some in the comments, including myself, have contributed to the article to be as smooth and easy as possible for most.


Using Mailgun to route Email to Gmail -



We would like to thank for the write-up and of course Mailgun (RackSpace's Email Tool). This will give you all the email features as gmail does but with that professional or personal touch.


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