Now that you have purchased Email hosting for your domain, lets see the steps to be performed to configure email hosting for your domain.
Configure DNS settings for your Domain
For your email services to work, it is important that you specify the appropriate DNS records for your domain. DNS records enable queries for your domain to be directed to the server that stores your mails. No email accounts on your domain will be able to send or receive email unless you have added the required DNS records.
Click here to learn how to configure DNS settings for your Domain.
Add User Accounts
Once the DNS settings have been properly configured, your email service is ready to be used. Now, you need to create email accounts for users on your Domain. You can either add one user account at a time, or multiple accounts at once.
Click here to learn how to add a single Email account or Multiple email accounts.
These are the primary steps you need to take, to ensure that your users can send and receive emails. You may also configure several other aspects of your account, as described below.
Add Domain Aliases
Domain aliases enable you to point multiple domain names to your email service, so that you can receive email on the same account for multiple domain names.
Click here to learn more about Domain aliases.
Add forward-only email accounts
Forward-only accounts do not have any storage of their own. They act as aliases for an actual mail account.
Click here to learn how to create a forward-only email account.
Add Mailing Lists
Mailing lists help you create groups of email addresses that can share information about a related topic.
Click here to learn how to add mailing lists.
Update your communication address
You must specify an email address that we can use to communicate with you for important information about your account.
Click here to learn how.
Login to Webmail
Webmail is an online interface that you can use to access, manage and organize your email account. Typically, an email containing your login details is sent to your alternate email address when your account is created. When you login for the first time, it is preferable to change the password to something that you are comfortable with. Learn how to login to your webmail interface.
Use webmail to send, receive and organize email
Accessing your email from the webmail interface has its own advantages, the most notable being that you don’t need your own computer or a regular email client to check your mail. If you have access to a computer with an Internet connection, you have access to your emails anywhere. Apart from email accessibility, webmail also offers a set of features to enhance your emailing experience.
- A very user friendly interface. Click here to understand how to manage basic webmail operations in your webmail interface.
- Want to setup Email Forwards for your account? Click here to find out how you can do so.
- Going for a business trip or a vacation and wont have access to email? Setup an automatic email response from the webmail interface. Click here to learn how.
- Want to organize all the incoming emails? Click here to find out how.
Configure your email account in your desktop email client
You can send and receive emails using any desktop-based email client such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Mozilla Thunderbird, or any other. Desktop-based email clients allow you to compose mails even when you are offline – you would need to connect to the Internet only when you want to download mail or send emails that you have composed. In order to use an email client to send/receive mails, you would first need to configure your email account in an email client of your choice.