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If you own a website, it’s best to use an email that contains your domain name. This not only makes it look more professional during your correspondences with your clients or visitors on your website, it also lends credibility as people are assured you are from where you claim to be from.
You can still use Gmail or other free emails if you want, but it just doesn’t cut it, especially if you are running a business on your website.
In the video below, I am going to show you how to setup an email account for your domain. This is actually a very simple process.
I use HostGator and HostGator uses cPanel. If you have a different web hosting account which uses cPanel, then the setup should be the same.
For other web host control panels such as vDeck, you should look for an icon that is for email account creation. It should be prominent quite on your control panel.
Video on How To Setup Email Account For Your Domain
Here’s a quick summary on how to setup an email account for your domain:
1. Log in to your webhost control panel. The login URL should be given to you. If your web hosting company uses cPanel, you can also try to access the login page on http://yourdomain.com/cpanel.
2. Locate the “Email Account” icon within the Dashboard of your control panel.
3. Enter an email name you would like to create and then the password
4. Click on “Create Email Account” button.
That’s all you need to do to create your own email address with your domain name!
Setting up Your Email On Your Mobile
Now, there’s one more thing I’ll like to share with you.
If you are like me who is constantly on the go, it can be quite a hassle to frequently check your emails on your computer.
If you have a data plan on your mobile (that is, if you can surf on your Mobile), then you can setup your mobile to fetch emails for you. This saves time and you don’t need to be sitting in front of your computer waiting for any urgent emails.
I’m not going to put the steps here. Someone else has done the job pretty well and I find their instructions quite easy to understand.
Here are the links:
- Configure your domain email on iPhone
- Configure your domain email on BlackBerry
- Configure your domain email on Android
To find out what your incoming and outgoing servers are, refer to your web host control panel, if they are not there, check your sign up email as some web hosting companies will email them to you for your convenience. As a last resort if you still can’t find them, google for it or send an email to your web hosting company.
Hope you’ve learned something.;)
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