Domain to Email: Well, more half a dozen simple steps than just a few. But it is fairly simple. Once your domain order is complete, you can associate your domain with your website. You can also create up to five individual mailboxes with your domain. Within each mailbox you will also be able to create as many unique aliases as you wish. Alternatively you can also forward your addresses to external email accounts like GoogleMail, Yahoo and Hotmail, which you already own or have access to. For a quick introduction on how to set up your email just read the instructions below... Creating your first email address First things first! You can either forward to an external email address eg, Gmail, Yahoo or Hotmail, or you can set up your own mailboxes, but you cannot do both. If you use forwarding you can set up aliases that will forward all mail to your chosen external account. However, if you set up mailboxes (maximum of five), then you can assign each mailbox its own password access plus give each one an unlimited number of aliases. Additionally, you can also choose how to access your mailboxes: through webmail online, or through an email client like Outlook, Thunderbird or Mac Mail etc. To begin with: 1.Log in to the portal eg, moonfruit.com or log in to your site 2.Go to the ‘Domains’ section on either the portal toolbar or your website toolbar 3.Go to ’Manage’ 4.Locate your domain If you haven’t already you can assign your domain name to a website in your account 5.Click on the ‘Email & Settings’ link 6.Decide whether you wish to forward your emails to an external email address or you wish to create one or more mailboxes. Forwarding your emails to another address If you are going to forward your emails to an existing address you need to decide the aliases you want use and then enter the external email address you want all your mail to forward to. We provide a number of preset aliases ie, admin, support, info, but you can replace, remove or simply add to this list of addresses. • NB. If you set up your email to forward to an external account, you will not be able to set up access to that address through a client eg, Outlook or Mac Mail. You need a mailbox to do this, so when you forward your emails a mailbox just simply doesn't exist! Forwarding emails just passes the email onto another address. Setting up a Mailbox
If on the other hand you want your address to be a mailbox where you can send and receive mail, then you can set up one to five mailboxes e.g email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. The mailbox names should all be simple, understandable and as short as possible. You do not need firstname.lastname@example.org. You are better creating something that is easy for users to remember or type. Each mailbox has its own password so that you can, if you wish set up each mailbox independently, to make it secure eg, one for the sales team, one for support, one for admin, one for management. Each mailbox password is separate from your website login, so please ensure you remember, store or save the details. Once you set up a mailbox you can set up aliases eg, The email@example.com mailbox could have firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org – the Sales team as aliases. Each team member could use the password to access the sales mailbox. • NB. A word of warning though. All aliases MUST be unique, that is they must not be duplicated under another mailbox or in fact match another mailbox. Any duplication will cause incoming mail to those addresses to fail as the system will not know which mailbox to deliver the mail to. Each mailbox is prepopulated with four aliases which can be used or removed. These are: mail, info, support, admin. Now What? Use the ‘Open my webmail’ button to access your email account online. And make note of the URL in the browser address bar for direct access to your mail online. For more details on Webmail you can read an article we published on the Lounge. If you prefer to use an email client then we have another article on how to set this up with the likes of Outlook, Mail etc. Use the ‘Change my settings’ link to change your password. And that, as they say, is that. Good luck and enjoy using your email.