Lesson 2 – Part 1 – Setup your New Business Email Account
Set Up and Configure a Business Email Account
So let’s get started. First, I’ll login to my CPanel using the link that HostGator has provided.
In this lesson we’re going to spend our time in email accounts. So scroll, and select “Email Accounts”. You’re allowed 2500 for this hosting account. It seems unlikely you’ll need that many but you certainly are capable of setting up an account for all your employees and for anyone else who works with you and it all starts right here. Now if at some part of this process you started to get lost in all of this and you want to see a different perspective on it, they also have a nice video tutorial on how to complete the process.
The first thing to do is to setup your first account which will be your primary email account. You can see I have here a few email accounts created for another domain but for the sake of this tutorial we will be using the domain tailoringthesisskins.com. So I put in my name, create my password and then enter that password again and click create. Now my account is created.Next I will show you how to configure my email account to an email client. We do that by clicking on this dropdown menu here and select “Configure Email Client”.
An email client is only a tool that is used to send and receive so outlook and Gmail are two different email clients. Now the reason we’re looking at this screen is that it gives you the information that you need in order to connect your email account to outlook and to other email clients. We are going to configure outlook 2007, Yahoo and Gmail which are the three of the email programs that I use. So notice this information here for manual settings. We’re going to come back to this information later, this is the information that we’re going to use later when we fill out the email configuration forms.You have Mail Server Username, Incoming Mail Servers, Outgoing Mail Servers, Supported Incoming Mail Protocols and Supported Outgoing Mail Protocols. Now it’s not important you really understand all of that however you do need to know where the information is in order to configure the email clients.
Now that you have set up a business email account, we’ll go on to configuring it with Outlook 2007.