In this screencast, we show you how to create email addresses or ‘Mail Boxes’ as they are sometimes referred to, that use your own domain name. This means that you can send and receive emails that look much more professional than if you have to resort to your hotmail or gmail account. When people receive emails from your ‘business’ email address, they will take you more seriously.
If you have a domain and a website that you use for family stuff, it’s also nice to be able to personalise your emails. The same goes for clubs and other such organisations. You can easily separate your personal emails from work or other commitments.
We include a full email service with every web hosting plan we offer so you might as well make the most of it. You can also use our WebMail facility to access your emails from any internet connected computer via a web browser.
Welcome to another screencast from RediwebHosting.com. In this tutorial, we will be showing you just how easy it is to create email addresses on your own domain name for a more professional look when communicating with your customers.
With RediWebHosting, you also benefit from our WebMail service, which allows you to access your emails from any internet connected computer with a web browser. So lets get started.
Firstly, you need to access your web hosting control panel. You can do this by logging in directly through a web browser, typing control dot and then your domain name without the www part. If you’ve not logged in like this before, you will find your login details in the Welcome Email we sent you when you set up your Web Hosting Plan with us.
Another easy way to login is through the customer centre control panel at RediWebHosting. Enter the email address and password you used when you created your account, select manage web hosting and click on the domain name of the site you wish to manage.
By default, the second block of icons on the left relates to the email services we provide you with. Click on the Mail Boxes icon to add, update or remove a mailbox. The first section is where we are going to add a new email address for use with this domain. If you have more than one domain name associated with a Web Hosting Plan, then you can select which domain you wish to use for the email address from the drop down list. In this example, we have just one domain name – the most common scenario – so we just leave it as it is.
We can now add our choice of userID, the part before the @ symbol. This can be anything you like and some of the more common examples you may have come across are, info, sales, support, mail, accounts but you can have anything you like providing its made up with alphanumeric characters. You can also use a full stop, hyphen and underscore in the userID as well as some other special characters, but I would suggest you keep it as simple as possible if you want to ensure others enter it correctly.
In this example I’m going to add my name, and then all I need to do is click on create. The newly created email account now appears in the table below. The system will automatically generated a secure password for the account and you just need to roll your mouse over the hidden characters to reveal it. If you wish to change the password to something more memorable, simple highlight it and type your new password. It is recommended that you create a secure password using a mix of letters and numbers, preferably not a real word and at least 6 digits long. You may see a warning if the password you have selected appears insecure, though it won’t stop you using it.
When a new mailbox has been created, it can take a few minutes for everything to become live, so don’t panic if it does not appear to be working immediately. You can test your new mailbox by clicking on the email address in the table. This launches our WebMail system and from this window you can manage your emails, just as you would on a desktop application like Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird or any other email client.
Thanks for watching and I’ll see you in the next screencast.