You have gotten a WordPress blog and want to create a customized and professional email address such as “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
This tutorial will guide you step by step.
In addition, you can just skip reading and watch this video guide.
You will learn:
1. What is cPanel, how to access and log-in.
2. How to create customize and professional email address.
3. When new expecting email, where to check.
4. How to send an email.
Before we start, have a quick understanding of cPanel.
What is cPanel?
cPanel is the platform that manages nearly all your blog components and activities such as email account, files, speed, storage space, security and etc.
Step 1: Log-in to cPanel
a. Read through the hosting details your hosting provider sent to you.
There is a section titled cPanel.
Visit the web address which seems like this: http://www.yourwebsitename.com/cpanel
Or any web address provided.
A web page like the image below will emerge.
b. Input the provided username and password & click the Log in button.
You will be driven to another web page.
You have successfully login to your cPanel.
Step 2: Create the Customize and Professional Blog Email Address
a. Look for the “Mail” section. It is most likely positioned as the second category.
b. Click “Email accounts”.
c. You will be driven to the web page that manages nearly everything about your email accounts which include creating a new email address.
d. To create your new email address, input an Email ID in the rectangular box “Email:”
For example: “yourname”, demo, info, admin, support and etc.
e. Input your password in the second rectangular box “Password:” and input it again in the third box: “Confirm Password:”.
You can as well click “Password Generator“, it will create a strong password.
Note: Make sure the password is strong. You have got to combine numbers and letters together (alphanumeric) and remember to keep it safe for retrieval.
f. Allocate storage space to this newly created email address by specifying a figure or check “unlimited”.
g. Finally, click “Create Account” and wait for a few seconds to be created.
When successful, it will appear under “Account @ Domain” sub-section such as “email@example.com”
This is a clear and simple process to create a new email address.
Note: the number of email addresses you can create will be dependent on your hosting provider.
It can be limited or unlimited.
It is advisable you make inquiries before making plans to start creating your blogging business email addresses.
Step 3: When expecting an Email, how to check.
There are 2 options.
a. In Email Account section, scroll down to the sub-section Account @ Domain where the new email address created is positioned.
b. By the far right end, you will see the “More” button.
Click it and drop down menu (Access Webmail, Configure Email Client and etc.) will appear.
c. Click “Access Webmail” and you will be driven to a web page where access to your inbox will be easier.
d. There are 3 email platforms: horde, roundcube, & SquirrelMail.
Click on any choice (the image Logo) and you will have immediate access to your email box.
We prefer roundcube as an option for checking email because it is easier to achieve your goal with fewer steps than the second option we will explain next.
e. With this accessibility, you can check your inbox, send emails and perform other things relating to your email account.
a. On cPanel home page, the “Mail” section, click on the “Webmail”.
b. You will be taken to the Webmail page.
Click “Log In To Webmail” button.
c. You will arrive at the Log in web page.
d. Input your complete email address (firstname.lastname@example.org), password and click the Login button like you do with other email platform.
e. You will arrive at the 3 different email platforms like in the first option.
Choose any platform and you are in.
This is another way to check your email again.
Step 4: How to send an email.
If you are able to check your email address, you will be able to send an email.
Click the button “compose” and start composing your message.
These are the simple step-by-step guide to create customized and professional email address, check your inbox and send emails using cPanel.
We believe you find this tutorial helpful.