How To Set Up A Custom Email Address In Squarespace
One area the Brad Good team sees their clients struggle a lot in is getting set up with a custom email in Squarespace. The process itself isn't that daunting, but there are definitely factors that come into play. We added a short guide with helpful links on how to get you set up properly.
If you want to learn how to set up a custom email in Squarespace, read on below.
If you have a custom domain linked to your Squarespace site, you can also add a custom email address. For example, if your domain is www.sampledomain.com, you can use a custom email address that matches your domain, like firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are a couple ways to add email to Squarespace:
If you don’t already have a custom email address, use Squarespace's integration with G Suite to set up a new account.
If you already have a custom email address, you can keep using it with Squarespace.
Use G Suite by Google
If you don't already have a custom email address for your domain, you can create a new one through our partnership with G Suite by Google. When you sign up for G Suite through Squarespace, you’ll manage your email account billing through Squarespace, but use Google's interface to access your emails, calendars, and documents.
Get started with Squarespace's G Suite and Squarespace overview.
Use an email address you already have
If you already have a custom email address, you can use it with your Squarespace site.
If your email is linked to a third-party domain, connecting your domain to Squarespace won’t affect the way your email is hosted. If your email is linked to a Squarespace Domain, you can continue using your third-party email service by changing your domain’s MX records.
Note: If you’re transferring a domain to Squarespace, you can move your MX records to Squarespace along with your domain, but we suggest contacting your email provider before getting started. For more information, visit Transferring a domain to Squarespace.
Is my email hosted by Squarespace?
No. Your email is always hosted externally, even though your site is hosted by Squarespace. If your domain is hosted by Squarespace, your email account is still separate. When you use Squarespace's integration with G Suite, you'll manage your G Suite billing through Squarespace, but Google hosts the email address.
Here’s how those three elements can work with your site:
Site: Always hosted by Squarespace
Email: Always hosted by a third party (either G Suite or another provider)
For more help, Squarespace recommends reviewing these guides: