Wouldn’t it be nice to have your own email address for your website? It gives your site that professional look and people might even think that your site is as big as Yahoo! or Gmail. But seriously, getting an email address that is associated to your domain is one of the best perks you get with a web hosting account. And to access them, you will need a Webmail.
Most web hosting providers will allow you to create and setup free email accounts when you sign up with their hosting services. Others require you to pay for them while others put a limit on the number of email accounts you can create. Even so, getting an email account for your website is a great idea.
Email accounts are also called POP accounts in the world of web hosting. POP stands for Post Office Protocol because it works like a regular post office – it fetches messages that are intended for you. But instead of letters and post cards, they fetch email messages. Email/POP accounts are created through your web host’s control panel. As mentioned, you may create a number of email accounts for your hosting account unless your web host placed a cap on it.
POP accounts differ from conventional email addresses because it uses the name of your site or domain instead of the email provider’s name like Yahoo!, Hotmail and Gmail. It looks something like this: [email protected] The word email represents the name of your email account and you can create different accounts with different names like [email protected] and [email protected] You can use a different account for each of your department or employee for easier email management.
Started in 2001, InMotion web hosting has been providing outstanding hosting service to thousands of websites. Unlike other web hosts that offer only shared hosting services, InMotion offers a more flexible set of hosting options. It allows users to purchase more advanced hosting services such as VPS (or Virtual Private Server) and dedicated hosting.
Its features are unmatched and for only $5.95 per month, you’ll get to experience the following services:
- Unlimited bandwidth,unlimited storage
- A free FTP account
- Modern website builders and admin control panel
- Shared SSL certificate
- Google checkout, plus 6 parked domains and 25 subdomains
- You will also get free advertising credits care of Yahoo!, Google and Bing.
- Lets you create your own email accounts for free.
Once you’ve created email accounts, the next thing you need to do is access them. There are many options for checking your POP accounts.
- First, you can use a local email client on your computer like Mirosoft Outlook or Mac Mail and connect them to your email account. This way, your email messages are automatically sent to your computer.
- Second, you can use web-based email clients such as Gmail and configure it to directly access your email account. There’s a helpful tutorial on InMotion’s site for this.
- Third, you can use your smartphones like iPhone and Android Phones for email-checking. Finally, you can also use a tool called “Webmail” to manage your email account.
A webmail differs from these other options because it allows you to access your email messages without need of configuring your device or email client or installing any software. All you need is a web browser and you can already log in to your email account. InMotion’s webmail is automatically available for users who created email/POP accounts.
Using a Webmail is easy since it’s automatically configured for your use once you created your email account.
- To access your Webmail, just visit this URL: http://yourdomain.com/webmail, where “yourdomain.com” is the name of your website.
- Next, you need to enter your username and password. The username is actually your full email address in lower case, for example: [email protected] The password, on the other hand, is the one that you configured when creating your email account.
- Once you’re logged in, you can now choose the Webmail application you want to use. Choose from: SquirrelMail, Roundcube and Horde.
They have varying features so it’s up to you to test each of them and select your desired webmail client.