Tiny VPS Postfix - Part 3 - GMail as Email Client

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In Tiny VPS Postfix I set up a minimalistic postfix server, which will forward all email to an external email.

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In Part 2 I set up postfix with sasldb to enable smtp authentication for outgoing email.

Then what about web-base email service? Is there one that can handle both so I don’t have to use additional email client to handle outgoing emails?

One service to rule them all - GMail

Assuming you already setup your email alias to your GMail account, then there is nothing to do on server-side. Just follow the step below to set up GMail to use your server as outgoing smtp gateway.

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Login GMail, click the “gear” icon on the upper right, then click Settings.

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Click Accounts and Import then Add another email address you own. I already have js@johnsiu.com setup. I will just create another one in next step.

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Enter the email address and name. Remove check mark for Treat as an alias.

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Step 4

Check mark Send through your.domain SMTP servers. Then enter your server address, username and password.

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Step 5

If the server test passed, when composing email, you will see something like following, but with your own domain email address.

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John Siu
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