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Managing a Hosted Web Site shows how to set up a web site on a host's server and perform common server tasks. Working in two web hosting utilities, cPanel and Plesk, as well as in a custom control panel, author Ray Villalobos explores purchasing a domain, setting up FTP accounts, and configuring web mail. The course also explains setting up password protection, creating a MySQL database, and working with subdomains.
Once you've set up a website you might want to create some email addresses and mail forwards. Let's take a look at how Bluehost handles email accounts. First you'll need to log into your control panel so I want to go to the bluehost.com website and click on Control Panel Login. You'll need to type in your login credentials here. Once you log into the Control Panel you need to scroll down until you find the section called Mail, from the mail section click on Email Accounts. Now type in the address that you want to create and a password for the account.
You can specify how much room to allocate to this account or click on Unlimited. Now click on the Create Account button and the email account will be created. You can see that it's already down here in the list. Now if I want to check my mail I need to go to the More button and select Access Webmail. We'll need to type in the password for this account, and click Log In. When you first log into your mailbox account you'll need to choose an email client, so I'm going to choose this middle one called Roundcube.
Now there are no messages on this mailbox so I'm going to go to my Gmail account, and I am going to send myself an email and I'm going to go back into Roundcube and hit the Refresh button here. You can see my test arrived just fine. I am going to go back under the control panel and I am going to hit the cPanel tab, scroll down to my Mail options to create a mail forward. A Mail Forward is an email address that doesn't get any email sent to this address will be forwarded to a box that you specify.
I don't have any forwarders configured for this current domain, so I'm going to hit Add Forwarder and add a forwarder called firstname.lastname@example.org. I can forward this address anywhere but I'll just send it to my previous email account email@example.com. If I click on Discard with error to sender, then when somebody sends an email to this account, it will not get an email but receive a message that I type here. So I am going you just hit Forward to email address. I am going to hit Add Forwarder and my Forwarder is set.
I'm going to go back into Gmail and compose a new message, another test and I am going to hit the Send button. I am going to go back into the Webmail program and I'm going to go back into my Inbox, and you see that the another test email arrived just fine. Creating email addresses is pretty simple and makes your site and your email addresses look more professional. Make sure you take advantage and familiarize yourself with your host's mail features.
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