Your email account is something you most likely take for granted. In all probability, one of the first things you did when you connected to the internet for the first time was to open a browser and establish a new inbox. For your day-to-day personal tasks, the free email services provided by the likes of Google and Yahoo are adequate, but if you want to build a website and establish an online presence, you need to have a branded email address that is associated with your domain name.
For businesses, this is especially important. Let’s say that you’ve created a great-looking online shop, and you’ve done all the marketing work. You’ve managed to attract potential clients, but they then see that your contact email is at Yahoo. While it’s not a guaranteed turn-off, this may very well make them walk away.
Even if you’re a blogger that doesn’t really want to make heaps of money from your website, you are still better off using a branded email address as your main contact. Otherwise, your followers could be left with the impression that their emails might go unnoticed in the midst of the personal communication on your Gmail account.
Thankfully, if you have a registered domain and a hosting account, creating a branded email address is usually pretty straightforward. This will certainly be the case if you choose one of Scala Hosting’s managed VPS hosting solutions.
Creating email accounts in SPanel
SPanel, the all-in-one hosting account management platform that is integrated into your managed VPS, lets you create as many email addresses as you want associated with both the main and the addon domains added to every single one of your SPanel user accounts. To create a new email account, log into SPanel’s User Interface and go to Email Accounts. The very first thing you see is the form that you’ll use to create the new account.
Pick a username and choose the correct domain from the drop-down menu. After you’ve chosen the correct address, it’s time to set a password. Many people tend to underestimate the importance of their email passwords, and to ensure that this doesn’t happen, we’ve introduced some requirements. It should be at least eight characters long, and it must include at least one letter, one number, and a symbol. For your convenience, next to the password field, you’ll find a password generator that can help you create a strong password.
The Create Email button establishes the new inbox, and the address appears on the list below the form you’ve just completed. The user can access it either via an email client (using the settings outlined in your welcome email) or via webmail. Through the Existing Email Accounts list, you can delete email accounts and change their passwords.