How to set up Gmail to access an A2 Hosting e-mail account

This article demonstrates how to set up Gmail to access an A2 Hosting e-mail account.

You can only use Gmail to view and manage incoming messages to an A2 Hosting e-mail account. You cannot use Gmail to send outgoing messages for an A2 Hosting e-mail account.

To set up Gmail to access an A2 Hosting e-mail account, follow these steps:

  1. Make sure you have already created at least one e-mail account for your domain. If you have not done this, please see this article to learn how to create an e-mail account using cPanel.
  2. Log in to the Gmail account.
  3. Click the Gmail settings icon, and then click See All Settings:

    Gmail - Settings - See all settings

    The user interface displayed in these images may differ slightly from the version you have installed.

  4. Click the Accounts tab:

    Gmail - Settings - Accounts

  5. In the Check mail from other accounts section, click Add a mail account:

    Gmail - Settings - Add a mail account

  6. In the Email address text box, type the e-mail address that you want to access from Gmail (for example, [email protected]), and then click Next:

    Gmail - Settings - Add a mail account - Email address

  7. In the Username text box, type the full e-mail address of the A2 Hosting account (for example, [email protected]):

    Gmail - Settings - Add a mail account - Mail settings

  8. In the Password text box, type the password for the A2 Hosting account.
  9. In the POP Server text box, type, where represents your domain name.
  10. In the Port list box, select 995.
  11. If you want to keep copies of messages on the A2 Hosting server, select the Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server check box.

    If you do not select this option, Gmail will download messages and automatically remove them from the A2 Hosting account.
  12. Select the Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail check box.
  13. If you want to apply a label to messages, select the Label incoming messages check box and select a label.
  14. If you want to automatically archive new messages, select the Archive incoming messages (Skip the Inbox) check box.
  15. Click Add Account. You should receive a Your mail account has been added message. If you do not receive this message, verify the information you provided in steps 6 to 10, and then try again.

    Gmail - Settings - Add a mail account - Account added

  16. Click No, and then click Finish.

    Remember that sending outgoing messages from Gmail for an A2 Hosting account does not work. If you click Yes, you receive the following error message:

    Functionality not enabled.
    You must send through SMTP servers when you send as [email protected] However, this functionality is not available for your account.


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