Want to use Gmail with Your Own Custom Domain?

ForwardMX makes it cheap and easy.

See why ForwardMX is the best value choice when you're looking to use Gmail with your own custom domain.

No Per-User Pricing

We don't charge you for each user that you add.

Lower Pricing

Our plans start at just $30/yr (Google Workspace starts at $72/yr for one user).

Fast, Friendly Support

All of our plans include fast, friendly support that replies within 24 hours.

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Cost for 10 Users

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How ForwardMX lets you use Gmail with a Custom Domain

Ever wondered how to use your own custom domain with Gmail without breaking the bank? ForwardMX offers a seamless solution that lets you enjoy the professional look of a custom email address while leveraging Gmail's powerful interface. Whether you're a freelancer, small business owner, or just someone who wants a personalized email address, this guide will show you how to set it up effortlessly.

By using ForwardMX, you can forward emails from your custom domain to your Gmail account, ensuring you never miss an important message. Plus, you'll still get to enjoy Gmail's robust spam filtering and organizational tools. Ready to elevate your email game? Let's dive into how you can get started with ForwardMX and Gmail.

How ForwardMX Facilitates Gmail Integration

ForwardMX makes Gmail integration effortless by handling email forwarding from your custom domain to your Gmail account. This process benefits from ForwardMX’s user-friendly setup and reliable delivery.

  • Easy Setup: The ForwardMX interface simplifies domain email forwarding configurations within minutes.
  • Compatibility: ForwardMX works with any domain registrar, offering flexibility regardless of where you purchased your domain.
  • Support: Their support team provides assistance, ensuring smooth integration.
  • Cost-Effective: ForwardMX’s affordable pricing plans make professional email addresses accessible without breaking the bank.
  • Send as your Custom Domain: ForwardMX includes SMTP access, so you can send emails from your custom domain. No "via Gmail.com" alerts to cause concern in your recipients.
  • No Server Maintenance: ForwardMX manages the mail servers, eliminating the need for you to handle server maintenance or technical issues.

This effortless integration with ForwardMX lets you enjoy Gmail’s powerful features alongside a professional custom domain, enhancing your email communications without complexity.

Setting Up Your Custom Domain with ForwardMX

You can set up your custom domain with ForwardMX in just a few steps. Follow this guide to start using Gmail with your personalized email address.

Step-by-Step Guide

  1. Access DNS Settings: Log in to your domain registrar account and navigate to the DNS management or name server settings section. ForwardMX have step-by-step guides for most popular domain registrars in our knowledgebase, complete with screenshots.
  2. Locate MX Records: Find the MX records section, which dictates how email is routed for your domain. Existing MX records might need removing.
  3. Add ForwardMX's MX Records: Enter the given MX records provided by ForwardMX. Typically, you'll be adding records like mx1.forwardmx.net and mx2.forwardmx.net, but refer to your ForwardMX account for exact details.
  4. Add ForwardMX's SPF Record: This helps to verify ForwardMX's sending IP addresses as valid senders for your domain.
  5. Add your ForwardMX DKIM Key (Optional): This is an extra step to verifying that all emails sent via ForwardMX have been verified and signed as coming from an authenticated sender, and helps delivery.
  6. Set Priority Values: Assign priority levels to the MX records, with lower values indicating higher priority. Ensure ForwardMX's records have the correct priorities.
  7. Save Changes: Apply and save your changes. DNS propagation can take up to 48 hours, so be patient while the updates take effect.
  8. Configure Forwarding Settings in your ForwardMX account: Add your custom domain to your ForwardMX account, and configure the Gmail accounts that you want to receive emails.
  9. Configure Sending in Gmail (Optional): If you want to send emails from your custom domain, follow our knowledgebase article to configure Gmail to send using our SMTP server.

"I manage a lot of websites in my portfolio, and always use ForwardMX to route their emails directly into our teams customer support inbox. It's saved us huge headaches with having to deal with email servers and all that. Highly recommended, especially at its price point."

"I have been using a ForwardMX for years and have never been disappointed. It has always done exactly what it is supposed to, well. In the last few years the service has stepped up a level and they now offer a very comprehensive set of tools and services to enable me to provide cost effective forwarding and management of mass aliases to my clients. A true staple in my toolkit."

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