When you purchase a domain through Typepad you get 2 free email addresses with that domain. To learn how to set up your free emails, check out the "Get an email address with your domain!" post. Once you have successfully set up your email address, you may not want another place to check emails. Here we will walk through how to forward your emails to your Gmail account.
After you have set up your email address, you are given the POP, IMAP, and SMTP information to configure your account in other email clients. For Gmail, you will need the POP and the SMTP. We recommend you save this information somewhere safe. You will also need the Email address (Username), Password and webmail URL. You will need to log into your webmail account because Gmail will send a verification to that email address to complete the set up.
Tip: If you misplaced this information you can find it in your domain account. Go to domains.typepad.com and log in. Click on My Account, then under Manage Free Service type in your domain and select Email Services from the drop down. Click on Manage Users/ Accounts, then you click on the email address. Here you will see the mail settings. If you forgot your webmail password you can reset it here too. To log into your webmail go to: http://webmail.yourdomain.com
Let's get started!
First, log into your Gmail account and Click on the Cog on the top right, then click on Settings. Click on the Accounts and Import tab across the top (in some versions it is just Account). Next to Check mail from other accounts, click on Add a mail account. In the pop-up, add the new email address and click Next. On the next page, select Import emails from my other account (POP3) and click on Next.
Here you will add the Username, Password and POP link you received for your webmail account. We recommend you select Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server. You will have the email in your webmail account and in your gmail account. This is helpful in case there is ever an issue with Gmail servers receiving your email. Then click on Add Account.
You will be asked if you want to send emails from this address. Click on Yes, I want to be able to send mail as (your email address) and click on Next. Enter the name you want to be shown and make sure to check Treat as an alias, then click Next Step. Now you are asked to configure the SMTP. Enter the SMTP link, Username, and Password to your webmail. Click on Add Account.
An email will be sent to your webmail account to verify. Log into your webmail account by going to http://webmail.yourdomain.com and open the verification email. Click on the link or get the verification code from that email. After you have clicked on the verification link, you will also be sent an email to your gmail account asking to verify your information. Once both email clients have verified the accounts, you are all done.
You will start receiving your emails in Gmail and you can send from your new email address as well. If you have not bought a domain yet, what are you waiting for? Purchase your domain through Typepad today!
Next in the series will be how to set this up in Outlook. If you would like instructions for another email client, please put it in the comments.