In this second lesson you will learn how to set up a business email account with your new hosting provider. You will learn how to set up and manage other email accounts and you’ll learn how to connect that business email account to Outlook 2003 and to your Gmail account.
To set up a business email account let’s start by opening up your email program and find the email that you will have received from BlueHost. They will have sent you this registration email that contains a bunch of important reference information including your domain name, your name servers, your username, and your password. These are all things that you will want to keep track of so please save this someplace where it won’t be lost.
Now let’s go to the BlueHost login, or sign in website. The address of that is www.bluehost.com, and here in the upper right hand corner of the screen you’ll see the login section. Remember I created this domain name called byobtutorial.com. You’ll type your own in there. Don’t forget the “.com.” The first time I did this I left the “.com” off and I couldn’t figure out why I couldn’t log in. And then type in your password.
Select Control Panel Login and it will take you directly to your control panel. In this lesson we’re going to spend our time in email accounts so go down and select “Email Accounts.” You’re allowed 2500 email accounts for this hosting account with BlueHost. It seems unlikely that you’ll need that many but you certainly are capable of setting up an email account for all of your employees and anybody else who works with you, and it all starts right here.
If at some point if you sort of get lost in all of this or you want to see a different perspective on it, they also have a very nice video tutorial on how to set up the email accounts.
The first thing to do is to set up your primary email account. Now my primary email account always is Rick, R-I-C-K. Go ahead and put a good strong password in here. You can see that this will tell you whether or not your password is strong enough. That generally requires you to add letters, numbers and other characters. Once you’ve done that — once you’re satisfied with your password — create.
So it has created this email account firstname.lastname@example.org with the login of email@example.com and it has a quota of 250 Megabytes of email. Do I wish to configure the account to work with a mail client? And say Yes to that.
Now the main issue with this is that it gives you the setting information that you need in order to connect that business email account to Outlook and to other email clients. In the future there will be a video for adding to Outlook 2007 and Outlook Express and Microsoft Mail and those things, but at the moment we’re just going to do the two, Outlook 2003 and Gmail which are the two email programs that I use.
So notice this information here for the manual settings. This is the information we’re going to use as reference when we fill out the other forms.
You have a Mail Server Username, Incoming Mail Server, Incoming Secure Mail Server, Outgoing Mail Server, Outgoing Secure Mail Server, and then the different kinds of mail protocols both incoming and outgoing that BlueHost supports. It’s not important that you really understand all of that. It’s just that you’ll see where this information needs to be entered when we look at the other applications.