Set Up Email with Gmail

Email Inbox & Forwarding

Gmail is one of the most popular webmail services in the world. It’s accessible online and through their Android and IOS apps.

Here are the instructions to add your new SiteArcade email to your Gmail inbox.

Adding a new mail account

  • Click the cog at the top right of your screen
  • Click See all settings
Gmail "See all settings" is the first option under the settings cog.
  • Select Accounts and Import
Accounts and Import is the third option in the "Settings" menu.
  • Locate Check mail from other accounts
  • Click on Add a mail account
Add a mail account is located in the "Check mail from other accounts" section.
  • Select Import emails from my other account (POP3)
  • Click Next
The "Import emails from my other account (POP3)" is the second option in the window.

Fill in your account’s information

Type the following:

  • Username: Your SiteArcade email address
  • Password: Your SiteArcade email password
  • POP server:
  • Port: 995
  • Leave copy of retrieved message on the server: Unchecked
  • Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail: Checked
  • Label incoming messages: Checked
  • Archive incoming messages (Skip the Inbox): Unchecked

When you’re done, click on Add Account.

This window in the set-up wizard allows you to type the necessary info.

Set your new Send mail as

In the screen that comes right after adding your new account, select Yes when asked if you want to be able to send mail as your new address. This will ensure that you can actually send and respond messages from your new author email.

Click Next.

The "send mail as your new address" is the first option.

Enter the information for your new email address

  • Give your address a name
  • Make sure the Treat as an alias box is checked
The name box is at the top. The "treat as an alias" checkbox right under it.

Enter the SMTP server data

Type the following information:

  • SMTP Server:
  • Port: 587
  • Username: Your SiteArcade email address
  • Password: Your SiteArcade email password
  • Secured connection using TLS: Checked

Click Add Account as soon as you’re done.

You will have to fill in three boxes and mark the first checkbox after the password field.

Verify your new email address

A few minutes later (sometimes instantly), you will receive an email in your Gmail inbox with a confirmation code. Copy and paste it into the box, click Verify and you’re all set. Congratulations!

The "verification" field is at the bottom-right of the window

One last step!

In your Accounts and Import settings, make sure to check:

When replying to a message: Reply from the same address the message was sent to

This way you will always respond your author-related messages from your author address, never from your personal. Save yourself a couple of headaches!

The "Reply from the same address the message was sent to" is the first checkbox.
Hey, author!