In this WordPress Video Tutorial for beginners, learn step by step how to setup a custom email address for your website. Custom Emails are emails that end in your domain name, for example firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’ll be showing you how to do this in Hostgator, however any cpanel hosting account will work.
So in this tutorial what I’m going to show is how to create a custom domain email address for your website. For example, if you want a contact@[your domain].com. If you want one of those email addresses. I’m going to show you how to do that in this very quick video. So the first thing I want to talk about is just the methods overview how can you , what type of email clients can you utilize and I’m going to show you a quick tutorial with Hostgator.
So this very method that you can do this is Google Apps for business is probably the most popular and probably the best one in my opinion but it does cost five dollars a month. That being said if you have, if you sign up with Hostgator for your web hosting account, you can actually have this all for free and you just integrate it with some type for Apple mail client if you have Mac or you have an iPhone or you utilize the outlook or male bird programs for windows. And this would be a free option and someone actually show you how to utilize the Hostgator free option right now.
So now, I want to show you exactly how to create email account with Hostgator and this is going to be with your custom domain name. So Hostgator does offer at least for the smallest they can they do offer at least one email account and you move higher up in the plans, they offer more than one email account and hopefully whatever hosting service that you utilize, they also have a similar service but if not, feel free to sign up for Hostgator. But pretty much sure, I’m going to show you is how to create this one email account and we’ll just going to click on this email account and when you open up, it should show you a window similar to this. When I had [inaudible 01:48] you just fill out some of the information, email and password that you want to create. And the mailbox quota is how much you want to allocate, how much memory you want to allocate for the specific email account.
So what we’re going to do is just scroll down, we have two emails right here. We wanted to welcome the contact at wpforalltv.com that was the one that we’ve been working on for a while just our demo website and I want to do become more and configure it email client. And so from here, what we’re going to do is know those two options if you remember the access webmail and configure the email client and the reason why I clicked on configure email client is that we technically we’re done right there. Our email account is already set up and we could just access the email in that webmail service. The only problem is the webmail service is really not all that great and the reason why is because you can only access it online just not really app for it.
A lot of people they answer email over their phone, their smartphone. And so that’s really not going to be feasible for you in that sense either. So that’s what I want to configure a mail client and these mail clients are things like Microsoft outlook, Live Mail or that the knock mail app. And so from these, you can also utilize this on your iPhone but you just have to go through these custom settings. You have, this is manual settings especially if you try to do it on a phone.
For me, if you use any of these services, if you use Microsoft Outlook or in my case, I use the mail app for my computer, what you going to do is just click on this button the Imap over SSL and TOS and now you can proceed and it’s really just going to do it all for you. So now, that we’ve actually installed or download that file, it’s just going to be a simple as that file is open it up like any other zip file except this time; it’s going to run a certain script and you just going to literally quick run. And once you finished that, your email client will be set up.