Setting up the essential element of any business website, email.
It is now time to make the email work, so that visitors can contact me.
Logging in to the Hostinger account cPanel, we see a section for Emails.
Under this section, are choices to set up Email Accounts, Webmail, Email Forwarders, Edit MX Record, Auto Responders, Mail Service Control, and Catch-all Emails. “G Suite” is just an invitation to the alternative paid email service provided by Google.
This is where we set up email addresses. With my $3.49/m web hosting plan, I get unlimited email accounts.
The email details are clearly shown here. In other web hosting services, I had to search the support section just to get the POP3 and SMTP information.
|POP3 Port (secured)||995|
|IMAP Port (secured)||993|
|SMTP Ports (secured)||587|
Set up a new email account by entering a name and password.
Here’s the email account I have set up.
Click on the blue Email button. You will be taken to the webmail layout run by Roundcube.
Click on Compose to start sending emails.
We can send emails from here as well as send attachments up to file size of 25MB.
Going to settings under Email Accounts Management, we see a mailbox size limit of 10GB.
By default, spam filter and anti-virus management are built in.
Edit MX Record
Hostinger made it easy to edit the MX record if you are using another server for emails.
Email Auto Responders
Use this to automatically tell people you are on vacation when they send you an email.
Mail Service Control
The catch-all service is useful if you are afraid someone may misspell your email. On the downside, you may receive a lot of spam.
Easy Email Setup
This wraps up the tour of Hostinger’s email service. I would say it’s very easy to set up email addresses. I could go further into exploring the extensive features in Webmail as well as how to set up an external email client instead of using webmail, but that’s for another post.
Coming up next… activating SSL for HTTPS security.
~ from the journal of Adrian Lee | Singapore