Create Free Email address Using Your Website Domain with Google Apps

create Email with google appsOne of the very first things that any web owner likes to do after purchasing a domain is setting up a branded Email address ending with the domain name. Blogger users who purchase a domain often find it difficult to set the MX records in their webhosting account, thus they don't bother using a branded email address. If your website address is then your branded email Id would look like You will be able to access it using the address The best thing about todays' tutorial is that we wont be using inefficient webmail services like roundcube, squirrelmail or horde that you often find in your hostgator webmail clients. We will be using Gmail, which means you will manage all emails received at your website's email address straight in your very own custom Gmail account. You can also create up to 10 email addresses using your domain without paying a penny with Google Apps. You will stay safe, protected and most importantly served well.  Lets now create a Gmail account for your company's website or blog and connect it to your web host in easy steps.
Note: This service is no more free. Google now charges in dollars every new signup!
Google Apps Services 
Part1: Create Free Email address For your domain with Google Apps
Note: This post may seem too much techy but its really simple to apply and all fun! So act like tomb boys and give it a try. :)

Steps To Create a Gmail Account For a Website

You will get a free 10GB storage to save all your emails no matter how loaded they may be with rich media.
Follow these easy steps:
  1. Go To Google Apps for Domains
  2. Submit your website address without typing http://
  3. Then fill up the vacant blanks with required information. Keep your username simple because this will be attached to your domain name to create your custom Gmail account username. In my case I choose Mohammad for my sister blog.
setup email with googleapps
      4.  Keep Alternate email address the same as your personal Gmail ID or any ID  that you use frequently.
      5. Click the submit button to create your account

      6. You have now successfully created an account with Google apps. Now you need to verify that you actually own the domain. You will be given two options Express and Custom. Choose express.
express and custom googleapps
   7.   Click the next buttons till you get to Domain verification page. Here you get 5 options to verify your domain which are:
  1. Upload HTML File      (Recommended Method)
  2. HTML Tag            (under alternate Methods tab)
  3. Google Analytics       (under alternate Methods tab)
  4. Domain Name provider       (under alternate Methods tab)
Choose the second option of HTML Tag because it is the easiest of all. Copy the simple Meta tag and paste it inside your template just below <head> section.
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Once done, hit the verify button and you are half done.
domain verified
Click the continue link and you will be taken to Google Apps Setup wizard. You may keep all options default and keep clicking next till you reach setup Gmail:
set up gmail
Choose other from the drop down box which says "Choose your Host" Click Next
Setting up MX Records
Here you will be given four MX entries that you need to submit to your webhost.
MX records
You will need to log into your web host account and navigate to DNS Manager or DNS settings. DNS zone is also called DNS Management, Mail Server Configuration, or Name Server Management, depends on your webhost. I will be sharing here the settings for hostgator here which will give you a clear observation on what to do.
Setting For HostGator:
  1. Log in your Control Panel
  2. Click the MX entry icon just under Mail
  3. Choose your domain
  4. Set Email routing to Automatically Detect Configuration
  5. Now enter 5 MX entries one by one inside the Records box.  These MX entries are given to you by Google apps. While entering the destination remove the dot in the end. For example ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM. should be entered as ASPMX.L.GOOGLE.COM
MX entry hostgator
     5.  When everything has been entered correctly it will look like this:
MX entries for googleapps
Note: If an MX entry exists by default, you may delete it and keep only the above 5 MX entries. It will take 24 hours for your Email to connect to Google servers so be patient
Go back to Google apps and keep on clicking next till you complete the wizard. Though completing the setup wizard is not necessary but to avoid the irritating prompting messages better complete it.
Congratulations! You have now successfully created a custom Gmail address for your website. .

Create Custom Email Web Address

To access your account you will need to follow a standard long web link. Ours looks like:
In our coming tutorials we will learn to create a more professional and short web address like this one:
Stay tuned!

Connect your Gmail Accounts

The Gmail account you just created is different from your primary Gmail account that is used for personal use. In order to manage this new account using your primary account we will need to connect these two accounts so that all mails sent to are received at For this you will need a Gmail account as your primary mailing service. It wont work with Hotmail or Yahoo. To learn how to do this please stay tuned for tomorrow's tutorial.

Need help?

If you need help in any part of this tutorial please do not hesitate to post your query. I just hope you find this guide helpful and easy to implement. Wish you guys a happy branded emailing experience. Stay happy and healthy. Peace! :)

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  1. Nice Article, but i have another Trick for custom email using Hotmail and we get 500 free custom domain emails. Want me to share as a Guest Post bhai ?

  2. @haider

    Sure sent me the email dude. We all would love to learn from you. It would be a new learning for me too. Just make sure the service provides up time service and can connected to other email accounts. :)

  3. :(

    I need a free .com domain for my blogger.

  4. Hi Mohammad i successfully created my google apps you mentioned above and i got my email adress thanks for the great setup tutorial it really helped me in the host setting page "I can't find my service provider BigRock so i choosed other" you can add this step to the post so that no one get confused but anyway thanks for tutorial

  5. @REAZ you cant get one .com domain free of cost it Will cost you some money.. And it Will be a better investment for your blog. It Will cost about 600 Indian rupee and if you think properly its just 50 rupee per month. I think it can be handled by a student.

  6. Good Article I am also already use another track free email hosting for my site. I send contact message for this tips.

  7. @techgod8

    you can use free domain for your blog but .com not free for your blog u can make blog wiht domain using easy tips if your interest in this then send messege me...

  8. Nice Article!! But i have one question that can we create an email by using like

  9. Offtopic @Mohammad sorry for this Off topic comment but I am having problem on my blog I used a free template and this template is not showing quick editing button on my posts it is showing only share buttons and g+1 below my posts.
    and One more problem is when I share a link of my blog on google+ it does not show the description below the link it just take link as it is.

    reply soon
    thanks a lot.

  10. @reaz

    Save your pocket money and avoid Cheese Zingers for just one week. You will be able to purchase a domain for just $10 for one year. Its that cheap! :)

    @Muhammad Azeem are penalized by Google and black listed please read: Google banned all domains

    Nothing is better than a custom domain which costs nothing.

    No brother you will need to purchase a domain first.

    Agreed to that :)

    Wish you all the best dude :)

    This is caused due to missing scheme tags in your template. As you said you are facing problems with the most obvious widgets on your template then I would highly recommend you switch to a better well structured layout then spending hours debugging the current one. You can check our template collection which are optimized and both customized.

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  12. hi mohammad
    i have created email accounts of my website through google apps but i am unable to send or receive any mail from any other account.
    please tell me the solution.
    thank you
    kanav kathuria

  13. Hi Mohammed.
    Can I create more emails on one domain? thanks

  14. nice article but creating an email for your custom domain from hotmail is much easier than the above method..i think you should write a post on that method as well..

  15. Very informative post! Like this...Keep it up!

  16. Hi

    As per your tutorial, we should be able to type all information and then click on submit. But when I tried, only after I click on Submit button after providing domain name, the other information textfields are activated. Finally, there is a button "I accept.Create my account". I clicked it. Nothing seems to be happening.

  17. How to verify this in wordpress ? Please help .

  18. thannks Mohammad, i've just created my custom email with no problem. thanks again, best regard!

  19. i have added it for my site...
    but google apps is tellign tat it will end in 30 days.. :(

  20. Hi @moahmmed sorry this off topic,,,I'm a student but I'm interested in making money with my website,,I just got the domain name and my host is
    Pls! How can i make money with it apart from posting ads on my site? And how can i increase my traffic on my site? there any means i can add my site to google for free? Pls! I need your reply,,u can mail,or just drop it here but I'm afraid i may not see yu reply in here with would nice of you pls! If u can mail me at

  21. Its so sad but this link
    provide to
    where there is no free version only 30 days trial.

    If there is answer for that?

  22. "You will need to log into your web host account and navigate to DNS Manager or DNS settings. DNS zone is also called DNS Management, Mail Server Configuration, or Name Server Management, depends on your webhost. I will be sharing here the settings for hostgator here which will give you a clear observation on what to "

    My Site did not host on Hostgator it's host to eNom so now what to do ???


  23. Hi,

    I had a problem.
    Emails sent from my website are going to spam and also from address is displaying as but not actual email address.. Why?
    It should show googleapps email address.But it is simply showing xxx..Please help me

  24. A few months too late for me! this is no longer a free service from Google. $5 a month.. :( Thanks for the informative article though!

  25. I just bought a domain fr my blogspot blog and when setting up admin account in Google apps, I am getting Server error! any advice on this will be much help

  26. ATTENTION: Hey sir, please I need to know, it seems this post is outdated and needs upgrade. its not working for me.

  27. @Emmanuel ObarhuaYeah... Google are now closed this free service for new sign up. Try using

  28. No more free Google Apps dear friends.. They stopped it...


  30. Google Apps No More Free Now. :(

  31. You said,
    "You can create email address using your domain without paying a penny with Google Apps."

    but when I create account on google apps they are saying that 30 days left for your Google Apps.

    So, can you please guide me!!

  32. outdated now.... gapps asking money for this

  33. great post... a bit of much needed information to build on

  34. google apps for business is free or not

  35. thanks for the idea. I get I can receive at, but can I send from using this method?

  36. Thanks so much for this tutorial,plan you also use the same email to have a Google+ account?

  37. Very useful post, I had some issues in start, but now working thank you admin a lot.

  38. UPDATE

    Google Apps are no more free unfortunately. Good luck to all those who signed up when we first published this article. Old users are allowed to use it for free.

    We can still use Google Apps without paying a penny. =)

    1. So, if Google is not free what other options do we have to get google sort of services without paying i.e., free

    2. If you have purchased webhosting you can still create a branded emaill address for your website for free with your web host and connect it with gmail.

      I will write a tutorial on it

    3. Hi Mohammad! If I have a website and domain that currently hosts the free gmail addresses, would changing the domain address and using the same host server and website still enable me to maintain the free gmail addresses? Or does the new gmail app requirements to pay apply? Thank you for your time.

    4. Hi Mohammad, looking forward to reading about your tutorial on the aforementioned topic of connecting gmail with web host and branded email addresses.
      Quick question that I'm trying to find an answer to. If I currently have a domain and website with branded emails from google, would changing the domain address but keeping same host and website affect the google mail status? With google apps for business now no longer free, could I maintain my free status if I was to change the domain name and keep everything else?
      Thank you for your time.

  39. salam Mohammad thanks a lot for all things .
    i waiting for your tuto because i have a same question :
    So, if Google is not free what other options do we have to get google sort of services without paying i.e., free

  40. You say that this app is no longer free.
    What does it cost?