Getting personal

What is a website if you don’t have your very own personalised email, such as email@youraddress.com?

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By  Administrator Published  January 6, 2009

Step 2. Creating an email account on the server

Log in to the ‘backend' of your server. This usually involves typing the domain name of your site and then adding a /cpanel to the end of that domain, such as www.yoursite.com/cpanel.

You will then be prompted to type in a username and a password (which your host should have supplied to you) and then you should be re-directed to your cPanel's home page, where you will see an icon that says ‘Email Accounts'.

After clicking on the icon, you will be presented with a screen that allows you to add a new email account. You will be able to enter the details of your email address, the password affiliated with your email address and the mailbox quota.

Now, the mailbox quota is quite an important issue, because if you enter a quota that is too small, it will result in your email inbox being limited in terms of the amount of received emails you can store on your server.

Ideally, if your server space is quite large, you should set your mailbox limit to at least 1GB. You are also in a position to create numerous email accounts, if you desire, but bear in mind that these mailboxes will be sharing your server space.

Once you have created your account, you are then presented with a ‘success' screen that tells you that your email account has been created.

Also remember to write down the username and the password of your account, as you will need to use this information later for when you are setting up your account on Outlook, Thunderbird or Gmail.

You should be presented with the option of configuring your account to work with a mail client.

When you click on ‘Yes', you will be further presented with more important information, such as the details of your Post Office Protocol (POP) and Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) server, and your username and password. Write down, save or print this information.

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