You have just secured your domain and want to set up an email account.
In a Linux environment you will, in all likelihood have a web site control panel called Cpanel (DUH!). Your web hosting provider will provide you with a username and password to allow you to access Cpanel. This username and password combination is normally also used in your FTP client as well. FTP is a method to transfer files from your local machine to your web server.
Accessing Cpanel can be done in a number of ways:
are some examples.
To set up your email address do the following:
- Log in to your Cpanel using the username and password provided by your web host.
- In Cpanel click on the logo and hyperlink that says Email Accounts
- Fill in the required information and click Create Account.
Getting your email to work in your desktop email client:
The quickest method is to; add a new email account and use mail.yourdomain.co.za for the INCOMING mail server and your ISP’s SMTP server for the OUTGOING mail server (e.g. for Telkom it is smtp.dsl.telkomsa.net).