Here is the story behind functional custom email address
Why custom email domains
The custom email addresses look more professional on the resume or back of the truck, hope you got my point. I have seen all sort of weird email addresses on the resume like
email@example.com but the improved version would be
Most developers have a website, why not a custom working email address
Steps to create a functional custom email address
Create a custom email on your domains registar which in my case is Google Domains
Setup email forwarding
Create an alias in your gmail
Set app password
Use gmail smtp settings, gmail address and app password to login
Confirm the alias addition to gmail
Voila, we are done.
Extra steps, like custom signature for the domain could be added
Before we go any further, let me clarify two things.
I am not going to pen down every step in this process, instead I will share valuable blog posts which I referred and grateful for
This is a technical one.
a. Set up email forwarding by following Google documentation.
b. You will not create a new gmail inbox but add an alias to the gmail. The gmail UI will show a select dropdown with newly added custom domain
c. Read the Google Documentation