Configure Gmail to send/receive email via your Hostgator Email server

Do not use host gator!!! – Signed up a year ago and tried to cancel about two months ago – I found it impossible to contact anyone and after emailing a manager asking to cancel he told me I couldn’t unless I sent them a copy of my passport (?) which I obliged in doing. Was then told they need a copy of my bank card (?) which I also provided and was then told this wasn’t sifficient evidence of identity and therefore my account cannot be cancelled. Then tried to cancel by formally emailing the manager saying the company did not have my permission to take any money from my bank account and that I would like my account to be closed – to which I was sent an extremely rude email from a manager saying they would not take my email seriously?!? Since this money has been taken from my bank account THREE TIMES in the past two months without my permission and without any success in closing my account with #hostgator. Anyone planning on using this site – BEWARE. I’vNever had a worse experience using any online service. M., Montreal

This video demonstrates how you can connect your various email accounts at your Hostgator server with your Gmail accounts, so that you can send and receive all your mail from all your accounts via the same Gmail account.


  • Tr3asureHunt3r
    Posted at 09:51h, 21 June

    Thank you so much for making this video however it doesn't seem to be working for me.

    I am getting an error at the second step when hitting add account. It says that it's having trouble connecting to "mail…"

    What am I doing wrong?

  • Tiago Buhr
    Posted at 20:13h, 23 June

    Thank you very much for the detailed tutorial

  • Sergio Felix
    Posted at 01:30h, 01 November

    Took me like an entire hour and never figured out I had to switch "smtp" for "mail" to be able to send e-mail from the custom made e-mail address, thanks a lot for this, you saved me a couple extra headaches guys!

  • Dominic Ottaviano
    Posted at 22:50h, 22 December

    That's how you make a video! To the point, didn't even need to watch the entire 2 minutes, Thanks!!!

  • The Purple Yam
    Posted at 22:54h, 23 December

    Very informative. Thanks!

  • 79shavi
    Posted at 15:15h, 12 January

    Worked like a charm

  • Martin Hamilton
    Posted at 22:12h, 05 February

    In my account on Hostgator there is an option to do the forwarding without doing all this. Why do we need to do all these steps when you offer a one click solution in the hostgator accounts?

  • Naomi Neita
    Posted at 14:11h, 16 February

    Thanks so much. Worked first time! ????

  • Robert A Yates
    Posted at 20:47h, 17 February

    Excellent work ,thank you very much.

  • Irvin Christopher
    Posted at 02:36h, 07 May

    So…. I follwed EVERYTHING to a tee.. I got the window saying that a confirmation email was sent to my "hostgator" email, but, when I logged into it and checked it, NOTHING was there! Smh. So….. Not sure what went wrong…. I mean, if I hadn't put in the correct info, it wouldn't of let me finish right? I wouldn't of gotten the email saying it was sent right? Please help, thanks.

    Also…. You guys need to hurry up and let users chose IMAP over POP3.. I use both my computer AND phone to check my personal email and would love to be able to do the same with my "hostgator" email as well…. Like, come on guys, I don't see why you WOULDN'T want people to have that choice… Just saying..

  • Thiago Ferreira
    Posted at 19:17h, 14 August


  • JaumeHendrix
    Posted at 04:23h, 24 August

    Thank you!

    Posted at 19:13h, 09 September

    my hostgator email address is the same I used on gmail. What can I do?

  • Alejandro del Carpio
    Posted at 13:32h, 15 September

    Thank you, that's everything I needed 🙂

  • Colin John
    Posted at 13:33h, 09 October

    Great vid and very helpful. Thank you 🙂

    Posted at 20:21h, 30 October

    Good Stuff, very easy, and pretty straight forward. Thanks for the guidance.

  • Maude Bombardier
    Posted at 18:59h, 01 December

    Thank you Thank you Thank you!

  • Catherine Soliz-Rey
    Posted at 06:00h, 04 January

    thank you!

  • Jens Pyck
    Posted at 14:48h, 16 February

    Thank you sir!

  • txs
    Posted at 23:53h, 03 March

    Thank you very much, very helpful 🙂

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  • Nands
    Posted at 03:37h, 11 May

    Thank you so much!

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