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Gmail has built-in functionality that allows you to check emails from external accounts using the POP3 email protocol. To add an email hosted with Cortez Web Services in your Gmail interface, follow the steps below:

Incoming Mail Configuration

  • Sign in to your Gmail Account.
  • Choose Settings, from the Settings drop-down under your profile picture.
  • Go to Accounts and Import.
  • Under the section Check mail from other accounts, choose Add a mail account.
  • Enter your Email address (e.g.
  • Click Next.
  • Username: enter your full email address (e.g.
  • Password: enter the password for the above email address
  • POP Server: (alternatively can be used)
  • POP3 port: 995
  • Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server can be selected if you wish to save your messages on the server as well.
  • Check Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.
  • Click on Add Account.

Continue with the SMTP server setup if you want to use Gmail to send mail from your email address:

Outgoing Mail (SMTP)

  • Select Yes, I want to be able to send mail as
  • Choose if you will use this address as an Alias. (Normally we don't set the addresses for custom domains as an alias.)
  • SMTP server: Use the same secure server as you did in the incoming settings configuration.
  • SMTP port: 465
  • Username: enter your full email address (e.g.
  • Password: the password for this email account.
  • Check the Secured connection using SSL option as well.
  • Click on Add Account.

Gmail will send you a verification email that you have to approve, so you can use the SMTP functionality.

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