Emailing is one of the best methods of advertising as well as communicating. Once you have bought a domain, it is advisable for you to use the domain name on your email address for various reasons. One of these reasons is maintaining a high level of professionalism in your communications.
People are usually responsive to email addresses that contain the domain name to avoid spamming and phishing. If you get an email from another type of domain, it is likely that no one is going to reply to your message.
Now that the importance of using the domain name for your email address is off the table, let’s now see how you can go around the configuration:
Step 1: Purchase and Register a Domain name
When you purchase a domain together with hosting, there are some extra features that are included in the package. They may include the email hosting, which is generally a good thing since you may not have to undergo all the technicalities associated with setting up an email from scratch.
This therefore concludes that you may need to find a web hosting service that has all the necessities for email hosting configured. If you have already bought an email domain that does not include email hosting, then you should configure it before going to step 2.
Where can you purchase a domain name?
Domain names can be purchased through domain registrars who have become plentiful through the years. The rising competition has forced these registrars to improve the services they offer. Your task now is to find the registrar with the combination of services that suit you best. Some offer numerous services in one package while others offer low prices for the purchases.
Here are some of the registrars that you should definitely check out:
The configuration you use depends on how you want your email hosted. You may decide to go an extra mile and host the email service directly from your servers. This takes much tech knowledge and maintenance though. For this, your server needs to run 24hrs a day and have excellent bandwidth.
It is just like hosting your website from your own servers. This gives you much control over all of the services. You can increase or reduce your bandwidth, clean up servers at any time you have a security threat. It is likely, however, that you may have to employ additional staff to keep the service running. This may be inappropriate for a small site or starter blog. Pumping out cash for a site that barely returns half the cost is not friendly to your financial status.
Step 2: Create Email Accounts
After you ensure that you have a functioning email service, you now can create email accounts under the domain name. Let’s say, for example, your web address is forexample.com, the email address will be firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of the web hosting services include mail clients in the control panel. Even before you move to the mail clients, you can access the email creation tab in your cPanel. Depending on the type of software you are using, the mail options are usually accessible in the first page of your control panel.
- Login to your cPanel and look for Email Accounts
- Create an email account, choose your name and password. We recommend to check unlimited quota so you don’t run out of space in the future. You can create as many accounts as you want (depending on what your hosting provider offers). After selecting Create Account, your new email address will be created. Note: make sure you save your password.
- Scroll down the page to see your new email details. Select Set Up Mail Client.
- We will be looking at Mail Client Manual Settings, keep this window open for reference on following steps.
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