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» Setting Up Your Domain Email Address

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 ‘support@myawesomedomain.com’ or ‘sales@myawesomedomain.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:

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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:


  1. Name – it can be anything you want. For example, it can be support, sales, help, contact, or even your first name.
  2. Domain name – if you have more than one domain in your account, you’d have to select the correct domain from the drop-down. Otherwise, if you just have one domain, then that will be the default option.
  3. Password – you can choose your own password, or you can have Bluehost generate it for you. Make sure you keep your password in a secure location.
  4. Default webmail client – Bluehost offers 3 webmail clients: Horde, SquirrelMail, and Roundcube. You’re free to use any of them, or you can use another email client like Outlook or Gmail.
  5. Mailbox storage – you can specify how many MBs or megabytes you want for your mailbox or you can go for ‘unlimited’ storage.

    Once you’ve filled out all fields, hit the Create button.

    Congratulations! You’ve just created your first custom domain email account!

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