How to Create an Email for Your Domain Name

After purchasing your domain name and setting up web hosting, you probably want to get an email address with your domain name on it. In this guide, we will walk you through the process of setting up your very own email address using your domain name.

cPanel Email Address Configuration

We’re starting with cPanel because that is the most popular control panel that web hosts use and the highest likelihood that this is the control panel your host is using.

cPanel Email Section

After logging in to your control panel, find the Mail section and click the icon highlighted.

cPanel Setup EmailFrom there, you should see something similar to the screenshot shown on the right. Fill out the front part of your email address, use a highly secure password and consider setting your quote to Unlimited.

Click the Create Account button. Done!

After your email address is created, you will find an “Access Webmail” that will allow you to read your email right from the web browser.

PleskĀ Email Address Configuration

Plesk Email SetupPlesk is another popular control panel that some hosts use. All you need to do is click the Mail tab, click Create E-mail Address and enter your preferred email address information which is just as straight-forward at the cPanel method we showed above.

Different Control Panel – Same Process

iPage Email AddressOf course, every host is different and they all customize their control panel with branding and added features. In this example, if you’ve ordered the discount iPage hosting from our review, you’ll find a similar EMAIL section that has an icon called MailCentral which will allow you to configure a new email address on your domain name.

Try an Email Client Software

Thunderbird LogoConsider using an email client like Mozilla Thunderbird to download your email. This will allow you to access your email from your domain name much more efficiently and you will have less chance of forgetting to check your domain email as part of your regular routine.

cPanel email configuration in Thunderbird is simple. Add your name, your email address and provide your password you just used in your email. For the most part, Thunderbird will configure all of the settings you need to access your email, hopefully using SSL if your host supports it.

About Scott Buehler

Scott is the owner and founder of Top Five Advisor. He specializes in business to business products and services. He offers digital marketing services to any local business that wants to drive traffic and customers from the Internet including search, pay per click and social media marketing. This page is maintained by Scott Buehler.

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