Using Gmail with GoDaddy Email Forwarding

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If you followed the instructions in my last post Setting up FREE Business Email forwarding from GoDaddy, you are now set up to RECEIVE email at your business domain ( Now lean how to use Gmail with GoDaddy email forwarding addresses.

This post looks pretty long (because of the images), but there are just 2 steps:
1. Create an application-specific password ( App password)
2. Setup your Gmail “Send mail as”

Note: For this to work, you will need to enable 2-step verification. Please do so before starting this tutorial by (a) logging into (b) Navigating to Sign-In & Security and (c) following the prompts to enable 2-step verification.  Bookmark this page so you can come back when you’re done.

Ready?  OK, let’s get started.

Step-By-Step for using Gmail with GoDaddy Email

STEP#1: Create an application-specific password (“App password”)

1.1. Log in to your Google account at:
1.2 Navigate to the ‘Sign-in & security’ section by clicking on the arrow

1.3 Select the arrow next to ‘App password’

1.4 To create your App Password, click ‘Select app’ and then ‘Other (Custom name)” from the dropdown menu

1.5 Provide a name for your App Password and then click the Generate button.

1.6 The App Password will be generated (it’s the text in the yellow).  Copy the password and SAVE IT. You’ll need it in the next step.

STEP #2: Add a Gmail “Send mail as” address

2.1 Login in to Email at:
2.2 Go to Settings by selecting the gear icon and then ‘Settings’ from the dropdown menu.

2.3 Navigate to ‘Accounts and Import’ and click the link to “Add another email address”

2.4 A window will pop up, prompting you to setup your email address.  Here, enter the display name and your business email address.  This sets up your send mail as address.  When done, select the ‘Next Step’ button.

2.5 Another window will prompt you to configure the SMTP Server.  Use the settings below.  Here’s where you’ll use the App Password we generated in step 1.

Note: Be sure to change the SMTP Server field to or you may get a DNS error. If you get an authentication error, there’s something wrong with your App Password. Try step 1 again.

2.6 You will receive an email with a confirmation code.  Enter that code into the next window or click on the link in the e-mail.

That’s it – you’re done. Go ahead and send a test email and celebrate.

I searched all over the internet and it wasn’t until I found a post by TJ KElly, that I could get this working. Thank you!

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