HOSTBABY HELP CENTER

Google Gmail

To add a your HostBaby email account to Google's Gmail, please follow the instructions below.

  1. Login to your existing Gmail account, https://accounts.google.com/signin
  2. Once logged into your Gmail account, click on the gear icon in the top-right and go to the Settings section.
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  3. In the Settings section, go to the "Accounts and Import" tab.
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  4. In the "Check mail from other accounts" section click on "Add a mail account"

  5. Fill in your HostBaby email address
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  6. On the next screen, be sure "Import emails from my other account (POP3)" is selected.
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  7. Next add in the HostBaby email server information and click the Add Account button.
    • Username: Your full email address (For example, YourName@example.com)
    • Password: Your email account password (This may be different from your HostBaby password)
    • POP Server: mail.hostbaby.com
    • Port: 995
    • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail. - Checked
    • Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server. - Checked
      • This setting is optional, but we recommend it.

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  8. On the next screen, pick if you want to be able to send from your HostBaby email account in Gmail; This setting is a personal preference.
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  9. Enter the name you want emails sent from this email account to show. The setting to "Treat as an alias" is a personal preference. We recommend the default choice to leave it checked, but you can read more about how Gmail Handles Aliases to learn more.
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  10. This screen will only be shown if you choose to be able to send from your HostBaby email account in Gmail. Fill it out with our outgoing email server settings.
    • SMTP Server: mail.hostbaby.com
    • Port: 465
    • Username: Your full email address (For example, YourName@example.com)
    • Password: Your email account password (This may be different from your HostBaby password)
    • Secure connection using SSL (recommended) - Selected
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  11. You will now be sent a confirmation verification to your HostBaby email account. If you do not have your HostBaby email setup anywhere else to get this email, you can login to your account using the webmail client at https://mail.hostbaby.com

    Once you get the email, find the confirmation code and enter it, then click the Verify button.
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  12. You will now be taken back to the Gmail Settings page, and see your HostBaby email account listed there.
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