Getting Started Part 4-Setting Up Your Email

email symbolI’m sure you already have an email address. Doesn’t everybody? But you should have an email that comes from your business and/or website.

You mail be thinking it’s perfectly okay to use your free email provider and just add your website name to it will be good enough and it probably is. But let me ask you a question. Which looks more professional to you:

cathy@onlinenana.com     or     onlinenana@hotmail.com

The first one looks like a real business address. The second looks pretty amateurish.

Fortunately, setting up your email is pretty simple.

Here’s how to do it.

 Note: Click on any of the pictures to get a close up look if needed.

Step 1: Go into your cpanel and look for the section called mail. In my cpanel, it’s the second section down.

Step: 2: Click on the little envelope that says “Email Accounts” under it.

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Step 3: Type in the name you want before the @ in your rmail

Step 4: Put in your password twice.

Step 5: Click if you want your email to have a Quota amount it will hold or unlimited. I always pick unlimited.

Step 6: Click the “create account”.

That’s all there is to it!.

To Access You Email:

On the same screen, go to where you see your email address and click the “more” button. In the menu that pops up, click “Access Webmail”.

 

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It will take you to a screen that looks like this:

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This screen gives you 3 choices to get your email from. And they are all equally annoying. I really don’t care for these email programs at all and have all my email forwarded to my personal address (I’ll show you how to do that in a minute).

But, just so you know how to do it, click on one of the programs. For this demo, I’ll just pick on the first one which is Horde mail. It looks like this:

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It shows I have 1 email waiting for me which I sent myself as a test to see if it was working properly. So click on the Inbox and it will take you to this screen:

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Click on the name or subject of that email and it will open.

Seems like a lot of steps to get to your mail, doesn’t it? So would you rather have it forwarded to your personal email inbox?

To Forward Your Email:

Go back to your cpanel and look into the mail section for “Forwarders”. Click that.

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Click the button that says “Add Forwarder”.

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On the screen that pops up, put in the name of the email you want forwarded where the first arrow is. Put in the email address you want it forwarded to where the second arrow is. Then click “Add Forwarder”.

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That’s all there is to it. I always send another test email just to see if it’s working. Sometimes it seems to take awhile to get through for some reason.

Okay, that’s all for today. Tomorrow we will install WordPress.

Here’s the other posts in the Getting Started guide in case you missed them:

Getting Started Part 1

Getting Started Part 2

Getting Started Part 3

Any questions or comments? leave leave a comment!

Cathy

 

 

Article by Cathy Ratcliffe

7 Responses to “Getting Started Part 4-Setting Up Your Email”

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  1. Hey Cathy,

    Wow this is a great little tutorial that your offering to really help others set up an email account using there domain. You can also add that to gmail account too.

    Great information and keep up the great posts!

    Eric

    • cathy says:

      Yeah I use gmail and add it directly to that. I’ll probably add a tutorial for that too. Thanks for stopping by Eric!

  2. Malia says:

    Cathy – this is great information. I import to gmail too. If you decide to do a post on how to important to gmail, can you include the “send as” feature in gmail. Many of my clients like getting their emails in one place, but notice that when the reply, it comes from their “free” gmail account, instead of their domain name.

    • cathy says:

      Yes Malia, you can set that up in gmail to have it look like it’s coming from your domain’s email. I’ll make a tutorial for it and put it up Monday.

  3. Tamsin says:

    Great article, Cathy. Thanks. Can you specify the address it is sending from with the cpanel email addresses if you centralise your emails?

    • cathy says:

      Hi Tamsin, Atr you asking if you can send your email out with it looking like it’s coming from the domain name?
      If that’s the question, you can if you have gmail but you have to set it up and I’ll be showing a tutorial for that on Monday.
      Otherwise, you have to go into the awful email programs in cpanel to have it come from that address.

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