If you have an email account set up on your mail server & you also have it so it forwards to a Gmail account. Then chances are that your emails are being bounced by Google & not delivered into your Gmail account.
Here is a cure for those emails being bounced by Gmail.
Google restricts the number of emails to Gmail accounts, which originate from particular sources. Most small businesses don’t use an internal mail server, instead they use the mail server attached to their website hosting.
In this case (non in house mail servers) the hosting server has a main frame server that is shared by many smaller domain hosting accounts most with mail servers attached. So Google recognises the originator of emails (the main server) & not your hosting account with your web mail account as the source of forward emails to Gmail.
In Google’s eyes it looks like spam when all these emails are resent (forwarded to Gmail). Gmail may put an email block in place which disallows the forwarded email and causes bounce backs. We believe the cure is opting to use Google Mail Fetcher instead of forwarders, as POP3 will not produce the same problem (POP3 *retrieves* the email from the server whereas forwarders “send” to a server.)
About Google Mail Fetcher
Google Mail Fetcher uses POP3 to pull all the contents of an email box into Gmail and then parses the emails for spam. Mail Fetcher can download messages from up to five other email accounts, allowing you to centralize all your email in Gmail.
Once Mail Fetcher is set up, Google will check those accounts on a regular basis, and new mail will appear automatically in Gmail.
Note: The email accounts from which you’d like to fetch mail must support POP access and, in the case of Gmail addresses, have POP access enabled.
How to Set Up Google Mail Fetcher
To set up Google Mail Fetcher for an email account:
- Log into your Gmail account.
- Click the gear icon in the upper right corner of the page and select Settings.
- Click the Accounts tab and locate the Check mail from other accounts (using POP3) section.
- Click Add a POP3 mail account you own.
- Enter the full email address of the account from which you’d like mail fetched.
- Click Next Step.
- In the Password field, enter the password for the email address you provided.
- Select Port 110 for a POP3 connection. For a secure email connection, use Port 995.
- Click the checkboxes next to the options that best suit your needs:
- Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server
- Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail
- Label incoming messages
- Archive incoming messages
- Click Add Account.
After successfully adding your account, you’ll also have the option of making the added account a custom From address. This will allow you to compose messages in Gmail but have them appear to be sent from your other email account.
Let us know if you need any additional information.