Back in 2010, we wrote an article on adding a custom email address into a free Gmail account. What this technique does is allow you to use the storage flexibility and spam protection of Gmail with a custom email address for free.
We are updating our tutorial since Gmail has changed the way it handles things when adding in a custom email address. With that being said, follow along with the video to get yourself setup. In addition to having a free Gmail account setup, you will need access to your hosting panel, as well as know your SMTP and Port settings. If you are unsure of those pieces, contact your hosting provider.