Now that you’ve bought your domain name and website hosting, you are ready to set up your own personalized email address. You will need to have bought website hosting in order to set up your email address with this article. Buying a website hosting package allows you to load your own website and includes email creation. It is possible to set up your own email addresses without hosting but you’ll need to buy some sort of email plan.
If you haven’t purchased your domain name and hosting, you’re invited to read this post.
Setting up your own email address is easy. All you need to do is access your website hosting’s Control Panel.
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Control Panel Access
If you’ve purchased your hosting with HostGator, you will have received an email containing your control panel link. To access the control panel, you will need the username and password that you created with HostGator. Another method is to log into your HostGator account and launch the Control Panel (Cpanel) in your HostGator dashboard (the Control Panel or Cpanel contains all your options for managing your website hosting). Visit www.hostgator.com to sign in (sign in ‘the portal’).
Launch Control Panel
1. Once your Cpanel is open, click Email Accounts. Also have a look around your Cpanel, there’s a lot of stuff you can do in there.
2. Click +Create.
3. Select your domain name, enter your desired email address and password (you can generate a password).
4. Optional Settings – Change your Storage Space to unlimited so you don’t risk not getting your emails because your storage has been filled up.
5. Click +Create and you’re all set!
Accessing Your Emaill Account
You can then access your email account by visiting, www.your-domain.com/webmail or www.your-domain.com:2095. You will need to enter your email address (username) and password.
Note: Due to how the shared SSL works, you might have to accept the certificate warning to access the webmail interface after navigating to the URL provided above.
Questions & Affiliate Link
Easy right? If you have any trouble, you are most welcome to contact me or drop your questions in the comment box below. I hope to hear from you! Thank you for signing up with my HostGator affiliate link. My commission earned will support One Design Academy.