123 Reg / Gmail

Discussion in 'IT & Internet' started by Shabbie, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. Shabbie

    Shabbie UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Hi Folks,

    I purchased a domain with 123 reg. I have not purchased a mail box with them but managed to amend the MX records to point towards my account with Stablehost. I amended the settings in Gmail so I am able to send and receive emails using the Stablehost server.

    I have experienced a delay in receiving emails and sometimes emails that are sent are bouncing back.

    I believe there is a way of forwarding emails from 123-reg to Gmail directly but is there a way of sending emails from the business email from gmail without it having to go through the Stablehost server and without purchasing a mailbox with 123-reg?

    I would be grateful for any help.
    Posted: Feb 27, 2020 By: Shabbie Member since: Feb 27, 2020
  2. Nico Albrecht

    Nico Albrecht UKBF Enthusiast Full Member - Verified Business

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    Who is your names server with?
    Posted: Feb 27, 2020 By: Nico Albrecht Member since: May 2, 2017
  3. Hello-Internet

    Hello-Internet UKBF Contributor Full Member

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    Move your domain to a better registrar with better DNS and name server control, or use the GMAIL SMTP settings in your email client for work :)
    Posted: Feb 29, 2020 By: Hello-Internet Member since: Jan 16, 2020
  4. Alan

    Alan UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    Yes sign up for G Suite ( Googles domain allocated G Mail service ++ ).

    BTW if you do decide to look at G Suite - then I probably have some discount coupons floating around.

    Posted: Feb 29, 2020 By: Alan Member since: Aug 16, 2011
  5. Darren_Ssc

    Darren_Ssc UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    Maybe easier to use cloudflare? Change your name-servers to cloudflare's and amend your dns records from there. That way you can keep your email and webhost completely separate.
    Posted: Feb 29, 2020 By: Darren_Ssc Member since: Mar 1, 2019
  6. gpietersz

    gpietersz UKBF Enthusiast Full Member

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    I think the workable solutions are:

    1. Get email from 1-2-3 reg
    2. Move the domain to somone you are happy to host email with (some provide it free Gandi for one, a lot are cheap).
    3. Pay for GSuite and amend 1-2-3 Reg DNS to point to GMail.

    You can use Cloudflare (or another separate provider) for DNS as @Darren_Ssc suggests instead to make 2 or 3 easier to manage. If you do 1 or 2 I suggest considering using a mail client (I use Thunderbird) instead of GMail.
    Posted: Feb 29, 2020 By: gpietersz Member since: Sep 10, 2019
  7. webhostuk

    webhostuk UKBF Ace Full Member - Verified Business

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    As suggested G-suite is best option, just edit mx record to use Gmail G-suite mx record.
    Posted: Mar 2, 2020 By: webhostuk Member since: Jul 26, 2009
  8. consultant

    consultant Your Business Community Staff Member

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    Use Zoho for email. They have a free level that is enterprise level and has an app. I sets up in a similar way to Gmail.
    Posted: Mar 2, 2020 By: consultant Member since: Jan 21, 2008
  9. zomex

    zomex UKBF Regular Full Member

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    I have some clients using 123-reg who use G-suite for email. It seems to work very well so certainly worth looking into.
    Posted: Mar 2, 2020 By: zomex Member since: Sep 10, 2010
  10. Gennadiy

    Gennadiy UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Gmail G-suite is quite good, but Zoho offers absolutely same service for free.
    Posted: Mar 18, 2020 By: Gennadiy Member since: Mar 18, 2020