GoDaddy Gmail Setup – Sending from your Gmail Address

If you’re handling multiple email addresses, you’ll probably want to be able to send from multiple email addresses from the same email address account, as opposed to having to individually log in to a different email address account every time you need to check or send an email from/to that email address.  Having to constantly log in to other web mail accounts is enough to drive any quasi-busy person insane. Fortunately, large email service providers like Gmail, Yahoo! and Outlook/Hotmail allow us to easily send emails from other domain names.

However, there does seem to be some hiccup with getting Gmail to properly do this, at least when it comes to Godaddy-based email addresses. Part of the issue is that some of Gmail’s default options won’t work with Godaddy, and so you have to know what to change them to. Having run into this in the past, I have jotted down the changes I used to allow me to use Gmail to send email from my Godaddy-hosted email address.

One quick note: In order to get this to work, your Godaddy-based email address needs to be an actual email address, not just a forwarding email. The reason being that Gmail will ask for a password, which you won’t receive for a forwarding email address, but you will when you create an actual email address.

Setting up a send mail as/reply from your gmail email address

  • Log in to Gmail
  • Click on the gear icon near the top right corner
  • Click Settings
  • Click Accounts and Import
  • Click “Add another email address you own” in the Send mail as section
  • Add the name (this is what people will see in their inbox) and email address (I don’t suggest selecting treat as alias) and click on Next Step
  • Configure your SMTP server information (more on this below)
  • You’re done, but don’t forget to set up a signature for the email address (if applicable) in Settings > General section

Now, when you send an email in Gmail you’ll be given the option of sending from this email address you just added.

Godaddy Gmail Setup - Sending from Gmail

Configure your SMTP server information

This is the part that often throws people for a loop. By default, gmail populates the “SMTP Server” field with and “username” with just your username, and no domain name. You want to replace these with and respectively. You may also need to change the port to 465 (set to 587 by default).

So you’ll want:

SMTP Server:
Username: The full email address you created in Godaddy
Password: The password you created in Godaddy
Port: 465

If you don’t change these, you will likely receive a message saying “Your other email provider is responding too slowly. Please try again later, or contact the administrator of your other domain for further information.”


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