How to setup GoDaddy domain to work with your *personal* Gmail

I once had a domain bought from GoDaddy and used it with my Gmail account. Specifically I was able to:

All free of charge (except of domain itself). You can still do it now, but it’s not that straightforward.

Email forwarding

GoDaddy gives 100 free email forwarding, but this service is not enabled by default. If you don’t know about this you’d go to email setup and godaddy will offer you to buy monthly plan (well done godaddy, so user friendly 👍).

Anyway, follow instructions below:

GoDaddy explains this here (cache), however doesn’t explain where to start (well done godaddy, well done).

Send emails from MAIL@MYDOMAIN.COM

Google provides good description of how to setup “Send mail as” feature. However it’s hard to find. Almost all links from Google search will talk about Google Apps instead of personal accounts.


GoDaddy, you are welcome! Get your shit together.


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