Here are two methods for creating an email address with your domain name. The domain for my website is enlightenedlunch.com, and my professional email would be firstname.lastname@example.org. Creating and distributing an e-mail address using your domain name helps authenticate your business. Plus, it helps other people remember the name of your website. For example, telling people to contact me at email@example.com (my email address from the 90’s) doesn’t show the same professionalism as Admin@enlightenedlunch.com.
Method 1: Creating an e-mail address with your domain in CPanel and forward to another account (recommended)
I recommend setting up an email address in cPanel with your domain name, and then forwarding from cPanel to a Gmail account. I know it sounds like extra unnecessary steps to set up two email accounts, but Google has several data analytics tools that require a Gmail address. It’s a pain to juggle e-mails in two separate accounts, so my suggestion is to set up a forwarding rule in cPanel and skip accessing your domain email directly. That’s what I’ve done for my Contact page. Emails through this website route to my @enlightenedlunch.com address, from which they are forwarded to my Gmail account.
- Login to your cPanel account, scroll until you see the Email selection and click “Email Accounts.” If you’re having trouble accessing cPanel, here are helpful instructions from webhostinghub.com.
- Complete all fields and select “Create Account.” If you have more than one domain, use the Domain dropdown.
- Return to the cPanel main menu and click “Forwarders” and then in the next screen, select “Add Forwarder.”
- The final step is to enter the newly created email address for your domain and the new destination (Gmail) account information. Click “Add Forwarder” and all mail sent to your domain email will be automatically forwarded.
Method 2: Creating an e-mail address with your domain in cPanel and manage in Outlook
You will need Microsoft Outlook to access and install your new email account.
- Complete steps 1-2 under method 1 to create an email address with your domain name.
- Open Microsoft Outlook and enter the email address, including the domain. Click “Continue.”
- If the IMAP/POP data autocompletes, click “Add Account” and setup of your new email account is complete.
- If IMAP/POP data does not autocomplete, then return to cPanel for this information. Open “Email Accounts,” then click “Set Up Mail Client” for IMAP/POP information. Return to Outlook to configure using the Secure SSL/TLS Setting.