This tutorial is going to show you how to set up an email address for your blog using your own domain name and then how to sync that email address with *Microsoft Outlook 2013. (Aviable in Microsoft Office 2013.) There are many benefits for having an email address at your domain. 2 of the reasons I decided to stop using my Gmail email address for my blog and use an email at my domain are:
- To help with my blog brand. I want people to easily recognize me and my blog. Sending my readers emails from me at my blog helps achieve this goal.
- To increase my Google Authorship. Google provides you with an alternative way of verifying authorship if you don’t have an email address at your domain, but I figured if having an email address at your domain was their first recommendation, I better do it.
Enough about me, let’s get on with setting up an email address for you!
How to set up an email address at yourdomain.com
First, log in to your cPanel at yourdomian.com/cpanel and then click on the link that says Email.
Next, decide on a name for your new email account and fill out the information. Click Create Account.
You now have an email address at your domain name. Just like your blog, the server holds the files of your emails, but it doesn’t not display them. Most hosting companies have email providers you can set up and view the mail on your domain (like Squirrel Mail) but I prefer to use Microsoft Outlook to view my email. It is great for filtering and organizing all of my emails. The next steps will show you how to configure your blog email address with Microsoft Outlook, a Office 2013 program.
How to configure your blog email address with Microsoft Outlook
- Still in your cPanel email settings, on the line next to the email account you want to set up, click more and then Configure email. Scroll down until you get to the manual settings section. Leave this page open and then from your computer start screen open up the program, Outlook.
- Navigate to File – Account Information and select Account Settings.
- Under the email tab click New.
- Select: Manual setup or additional server types
- Select POP or IMAP
- Fill out your information. See screenshot below if you need help matching which data goes in which field.
- Select More Settings and make sure that the incoming and outgoing server numbers match.
- To finish up click Test Account Settings. If it works, ht the next button and you now have your blog email address set up!
You can now send and receive emails from you new domain email address. What are some other ways you brand you blog?
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