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 email addresses associated with both the main and the addon domains added to your SPanel user accounts. The number of inboxes you can set up depends on the limits set in SPanel’s Admin Interface. Here’s what you need to do to create a new one:
- Log into SPanel’s User Interface and go to Email Accounts.
The utility for managing email account is available under the Email section on SPanel’s homepage.
- Pick the new email address and set a password.
At the bottom of the page, you’ll see a list of all existing email addresses set up on your account. Above it, you have the form for creating a new inbox. You need to choose a username and pick one of your domains from the drop-down next to it. With that done, you can set the password for the inbox. The password should be at least eight characters long and must include at least one letter, one number, and a symbol. You can use the provided generator to create a truly strong and random password.
- Save the new email account.
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.