How are you handling emails for your side-projects?
Currently when I buy a domain (Namecheap) I set up a catch-all redirection so all emails are redirected to my Gmail.
However when I reply to emails, users can see it's from my Gmail, not very professional.
I'm looking for a solution, self hosted or not, preferably free to handle that.
How are you guys currently handling emails?
You can add an alias to your Gmail inbox so it sends out from your custom domain. https://support.google.com/mail/answer/22370?hl=en
Thanks, but you still need an SMTP server somewhere right ? If so what are you using?
Yup, I'd recommend doing what @pugson said. I have my main email address as email@example.com, then I set up an alias for every domain I have... Then I can send and receive emails from firstname.lastname@example.org without buying another email plan.
I'm using a paid (email) hosting where I can add unlimited domains. So I setup DNS records and an SMTP account. Would not recommend it, but its flexible and cheap :) (uberspace.de - they only provide their service in german unfortunately)
And remember to redirect your apps email to an email you open.