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How to Use Gmail with Pair Email

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You can use your Pair custom email on a Gmail account. This will allow you to use the Gmail interface while receiving and sending email for the Pair custom email.

Step 1: Create a Gmail Address  

If you already have a Gmail account, proceed to Step 2: Create a Mailbox in the ACC.

Create a Google Account by going to Google’s sign-up page and filling out the form. Be sure to remember the login credentials.

Step 2: Create a Mailbox in the ACC  


Next, you need a custom mailbox in the Account Control Center (ACC). You can either create a new one or use an existing one.

To find your existing mailboxes:

  1. Log into the ACC
  2. Click E-Mail in the left sidebar
  3. Click E-mail Settings in the drop-down
  4. Under Mailbox Usage, click Mailboxes Currently Configured
  5. Choose a mailbox from the list to use
  6. You can click on the mailbox’s name to see the mailbox’s information

Step 3: Giving Gmail Access to Your Pair Email 

  1. Log in to your Gmail account
  2. Go to Settings  
    • gear drop down image
  3. Click the Accounts and Import category
    • Accounts and Import in Gmail image
  4. Next to Check email from other accounts, click Add an email account
    • Add an email account button image
  5. Next to Email Address, enter your Pair email address
    • location for inputting email image
  6. Click Next
  7. Select Import emails from my other account (POP3)
    • import email button image
  8. Click Next
  9. In the next window, input your:
    • Username: This will be the same as your email address.
    • Password: Enter the password associated with this mailbox. Note, this is not the same as your ACC password.
    • POP Server: This will be in the format [x].pair.com. You can find your mail server in your ACC account by following this tutorial.
    • Username, password, and POP server location image
  10. In the Port drop-down, select 995
    • Port location image
  11. Check the box next to Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail
    • SSL location image
  12. Click Add Account

Step 4: Enabling Gmail to Send Mail as Your ACC Address  

If you don’t want your responses to show that they’re coming from a Gmail account, you need to enable Gmail to respond as your ACC mailbox.

Enabling Gmail to Respond as an ACC Mailbox

  1. On the next window, click YesI want to be able to send mail as
    • Send email as option image

    If you accidentally exited out of the window after adding your account, you can access this interface by going to Accounts and Imports. Then, scroll down to the Send mail as category and click Add another email address. You will be able to follow the rest of the tutorial with very little difference.

  2. Click Next
  3. In the pop-up box, enter your name in the allotted space 
    • Enter name and check Treat as Alias location image
  4. Make sure Treat as Alias is checked
  5. Click Next Step
  6. Input your:
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  7. Select whether you want a Secured connection using TLS or a Secured connection using SSL
  8. Select a port number
  9. Click Add Account
  10. You will be asked to confirm your ACC email address. To check your ACC mailbox, log in to webmail using your mailbox credentials.
  11. Once your email has been verified, return to the Account and Import section of Gmail Settings
  12. Go to the Send mail as section and, next to your ACC email, click make default
    • Make default button image
  13. Under Replying to a message, select whether you want the Reply from the same address to which the message was sent or Always reply from the default address
    • replying to a message section image

Now you can send and receive mail from your ACC email address through your Gmail account interface.

Updated on February 28, 2020

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