How Your E-Mail Accounts Work

by | Apr 6, 2014 | Customer Information

how your e-mail accounts workAs a new Hostcat customer who has their website and web hosting with us. You automatically get a number of free e-mail addresses as part of your account. We are flexible with this so you can have as few or as many as you need for your business.What it means is that instead of having to rely on your hotmail, yahoo or other current e-mail account. You can have a professional e-mail address to use with your domain name. So if your domain name or website name is hostcat.co.uk or acme-enterprises.co.uk.

You can have e-mails in whatever name you want (e.g) info @ hostcat.co.uk , chris @ hostcat.co.uk, world @ hostcat.co.uk. In fact any name you like. It looks much more professional than a hotmail or yahoo e-mail account to your customers.

How to Set the E-Mails up

Okay, first things first. When you take out your account you should have been sent details to login to your Hostcat Control Panel. If you havent got them please mail us and we will resend. Keep the details safe as they will contain your login username which is your domain name without the http:// or www. and password. Login to the control panel and bookmark this page as you will need it.

Set up Your Mail Boxes and E-Mail Accounts

Once you are logged in.

  • > Find and click on ‘Mail Boxes’ which is the second group of icons down under ‘Email’.
  • >Enter the name you want before the @whateveryouwantdomain.com.
  • >Click on ‘add’. It’s as simple as that you now have a new e-mail address. It will also give you a random password which you can change if you prefer a password you are more familiar with.

If you just want to forward e-mails sent to your new address to a hotmail, or yahoo type account. Go back to the control panel home page. Again under e-mails look for the forwarding icon. You can now set (e.g.) chris@whateverdomain.co.uk to forward e-mails to chris@hotmail.com – or whatever is your usual e-mail address. If you need help with any of this just ring and we will guide you through.

Setting up E-Mail Accounts in Outlook 2010

  • 1. Start Outlook.
  • 2. On the File menu, click Account Settings.
  • 3. Click New.
  • 4. Click E-mail Account.
  • 5. In the Auto Account Setup dialog box, click to select the Manually configure server settings or additional server types check box, and then click Next.
  • 6. Click Internet E-Mail, and then click Next.
  • 7. Fill out the required settings as following:Your Name: Your name exactly as you want it to appear to recipients when they receive email from you

    Email Address: your full email address – eg jsmith@my-domain.com

    Account Type: IMAP (recommended)
    Incoming mail server: mail. – replace with your domain name, so for example mail.my-domain.com
    Outgoing mail server (SMTP): mail. – same as the Incoming mail server

    Username: your full email address once again
    Password: your mail box password

    Ensure that ‘Require logon using Secure Password Authentication (SPA) remains unchecked. This is important as you may experience difficulty sending email with this enabled.

  • 8. Click “More Settings…” in the bottom right of the window
  • 9. Click “Outgoing Server” tab at the top.
  • 10. Tick the box labelled “My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication”
  • 11. Click “Advanced” tab at the top
  • 12. In the Outgoing mail (SMTP) box, type 25. *Note, if you have trouble sending e-mail, please try changing this to port 587.
  • 13. Ensure that ‘This server requires an encrypted connection (SSL) is unchecked
  • 14. The ‘Use the following type of encrypted connection:’ option should be set to None
  • 15. Click “Ok” to close the window.
  • 16. Click Next after you have completed entering this configuration information, and then click Finish

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How Your E-Mail Accounts Work by Chris Ryan
Chris Ryan is a professional artist and web designer in Southampton. Owner of Hostcat Web Design and Hosting.Last updated: May 28, 2018 at 10:32 am

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