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Plesk Tutorial: Creating Email Accounts

Plesk Tutorial: Creating Email Accounts

Though it all sounds simple, setting up an email account can be a little tricky for someone who is new to web hosting. After all, the process is quite different from that of a free webmail account you get with Yahoo or AOL. Fortunately, setting up your email accounts can be just as easy as it sounds when your web host supplies an intuitive, user-friendly control panel. This tutorial will provide you with step by step instructions on how to create email accounts right from your Plesk control panel.

Working with Plesk Mail Tools

– First, login into your Plesk control panel with the username and password the web host provided upon activating your account. If this is your first time logging into the system, you may be required to enter additional information before carrying on.

– Once logged into the control panel, navigate to the main page, locate and select “Home.”

– Under the “Domains” category, choose the domain you wish to set up the email account for.

– Next, find and click on the “Mail” icon under the “Services” category.

– Under the tools category, select “Add New Mail Account”.

– On the next page, you will be prompted to enter information for your new email account. The first text box is for the account name part of your email address. The second field will already have the “@”symbol followed by your primary domain. This means all you have to do is enter the desired name for your mailbox. For example, .

– Next, you must enter the password you want associated with your new email account and confirm it in the next field. Keep in mind that your password must be at least 5 characters long. For security purposes, it should not have any direct references to the email account name and should consist of a nice mix of alphanumeric characters.

– From there, you want to make sure the “Mailbox” option is checked and specify the maximum size for your inbox on the mail server. After making these selections, click the “OK” button.

That’s it. Your new email account is now created. You can make additional configurations to your email account by choosing from one of the available options in the tools menu. These configurations relate to anti-virus tools, email aliases and autoresponders among other features. You can click on the “Help” icon to learn more information about these available email options.

Integrating your Email Account with Your Mail Client

After creating your email account, you can then set it up to work with your preferred mail client in order to send and receive mail. Your email account can be integrated with popular email programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Apple Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird and several others. There are a number of articles and tutorials on the web that will show how to integrate your email account with specific mail clients. Check with your web hosting provider to find out if they have any tips or links to where you can view more information.

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