How to Get a Free Email Domain with HostGator

How to Get a Free Email Domain with HostGator

Having an email domain gives your business more credibility. This is because anyone can create a generic email address and swindle people. Email domains enable you to setup an email address with your business name thus helping with branding. While there are many methods you can use to get an email domain, in this post we shall be looking at the steps you should take to get an email domain with HostGator.

When using WordPress, the second best method of getting an email domain after Bluehost is through HostGator. This is one of the top hosting companies and offers some of the most impressive plans for both startups and small businesses. Here are the things you need to do to get your custom domain email address.

Sign up with HostGator

The first step is to visit Hostgator.com and setup an account. You will be required to choose a plan. The Baby Plans are the most popular for startups and small businesses. Next you need to choose a domain name. If your selected domain name is available go ahead and select it. Enter your personal and billing information. You don’t need to select additional services now. Click ‘Checkout Now’ if all the details are accurate. You will get an email with instructions on how to login.

Create your email account

From the HostGator dashboard you need to select ‘Email’ section and click on ‘Email Accounts’. You can now create a new email account by entering your preferred username and password. Once you are done click ‘Create Account’.

Using the custom domain email

  • Webmail

It is easy to send and view emails from the HostGator dashboard. You just visit the webmail by adding /webmail at the end of your site’s URL. From here you can login to access your emails.

  • Third-party mail apps

You can use third-party mail apps on both your phone and computer to access your emails. You will need the following information to set things up.

Pop3:
Username: the full email address
Password: password for your email
Mailserver/Server Hostname
Port: 995
SSL: SSL/TLS

SMTP:
Username: the full email address
Password: your password for your email
Mailserver/Server Hostname
Port: 465
SSL: SSL/TLS

The above settings will be used when receiving and sending emails using Gmail. ¬†You just need to log into your Gmail account then go to settings. Switch to ‘Accounts and forwarding’ tab and then click ‘Add a mail account link’ next to ‘Check mail from other accounts’ option. You will get a popup that you can follow to add your domain email.

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