Add an Email Account and Forwarder on HostGator

Add an Email Account and Forwarder on HostGator

Each new website that you create needs to have an administrative email address associated with it, and if you run multiple websites, you may not always want to make it obvious to readers that all of them belong to you. Therefore, it is wise to create an email account for each website that you bring online. However, you won’t want to manually check each account, as this can quickly become quite tedious. With HostGator, you can add an email account and then create a forwarder so that any message sent to that address is automatically forwarded to your primary account.

1. Log into the Control Panel for your HostGator account using the address, user name and password included in the confirmation email received when you first created your account.

2. Scroll down to the “Mail” section, and click “Email Accounts.”

3. Type the user name that you would like to use for the email address, such as “admin.”

4. Click the drop-down menu and select the domain that the email address should belong to, such as “@mywebsite.com.”

5. Type and verify the password that you would like to use for the new email account.

6. Click the “Create Account” button.

7. Click the “Home” link in the upper-left corner of the screen to return to the main HostGator Control Panel page.

8. Scroll down to the “Mail” section, and click “Forwarders.”

9. Click the “Add Forwarder” button.

10. Enter the email address that you have just created, making sure to click the drop-down menu and select the correct domain name.

11. Click in the box after “Forward to email address,” and type the address that you would like to forward incoming email to.

12. Click the “Add Forwarder” button. All mail sent to the new email account will now be forwarded to your primary email account, allowing you to check messages for all of your websites in one place.



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