10-Step Guide To Using Wordpress Software including Creating First Website!
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One of the benefits of having your own self-hosted website is you get your own custom domain email address.
For example, if your domain name is ‘myawesomedomain.com,’ you can create email addresses like ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ or ‘email@example.com.’ Because it’s your custom domain, you can choose any name you want!
If you’re trying to build a brand for yourself or your business, then having a custom email address is very important. Not only does it help with your branding, but it also makes your brand more credible.
For example, if people email you on your site and you respond to them using a @yahoo.com or @gmail.com, people may not immediately recognize you. In fact, people may outright ignore your email.
But if you use a custom domain email address, chances are they’d recognize your domain name, and they’d go check out your email.
To set up your custom email address, you’d need to login into your web host’s cPanel.
Each web host’s cPanel may look different from each other. If you choose to sign up with Bluehost as your web host, then this is what your cPanel is going to look like:
Scroll down to the Email section and click on the first icon Email Manager (see red box in the screenshot):
Creating an email account is simple. Click on the button that says ‘create an email account.’
In the next page, the instructions are quite straightforward as you can see in the screenshot:
To properly set up your new custom domain email account, you would need to enter the following details:
Once you’ve filled out all fields, hit the Create button.
Congratulations! You’ve just created your first custom domain email account!