Gmail has a built-in functionality that allows you to check emails from external accounts using the POP3 email protocol.

You can configure your email accounts in your Gmail interface by following the steps below:

Incoming Mail Configuration

  • Sign in to your Gmail Account.
  • Choose Settings, from the Settings tab
  • Go to Accounts and Import
  • Under the section Check mail from other accounts choose Add a mail account
  • Enter your Email address (e.g. [email protected])
  • Click the Next button
  • Username: enter your full email address (e.g. [email protected])
  • Password: you should place the password for the above email address
  • POP Server: Your Secure SSL/TLS server settings are listed in cPanel -> Email Accounts -> More -> Configure Email Client
  • POP3 port: 995
  • Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server can be selected if you wish to save your messages on the servers as well
  • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail needs to be checked
  • Click on Add Account

You can continue with the SMTP server setup if you wish to send mail from your email address:

Outgoing Mail (SMTP)

  • Select Yes, I want to be able to send mail as [email protected]
  • Choose if you will use this address 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. [email protected])
  • 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.