How to create an email address with your own domain
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How to create an email address with your domain name

In my post, I show you how to get an email address with your domain name. Most hosting companies offer free email addresses with hosting plans, check how many free email addresses you get. If you plan to have several email addresses for your business, this is important.

When I started blogging, I used a generic Gmail email address. Having an email address with your domain name when you contact clients looks more professional.

Let’s get started.

Creating a domain email address on Bluehost

Let’s start with Bluehost. First, log into your Cpanel dashboard. Your login page for Bluehost will look like this.

Bluehost log in page

On your dashboard, select ‘Advanced’ from the menu on the left.

On your Cpanel dashboard, search for the ‘Email’ section. You can scroll or use the search feature.

Email section

Email set up

In ‘Email’ select ‘Email Accounts’.

How do I set up an email address with my domain name in Bluehost?

On the next page, select ‘Create’.

Select create

Next, start creating your domain email address. In the first box, assign the username. In the second box, assign a password for that email account.

Assign username and password

Like this.

Domain email address

Once you have assigned your username and password, select ‘Create’.

Select create

After you create your email address, you receive confirmation and the address is added to the list.

Domain email address

How to check email

To check your email, there is a link to the right of the address. Click on ‘Check Email’.

Check email

When you check email for the first time, you need to select a default webmail application.

Default email application

You have three options with different layouts. This is ‘Horde’.

Hoard webmail application

You can send and receive emails using this email address. Every time you want to check this email address inbox you need to log in to your Bluehost Cpanel account and select ‘Email accounts’.

If you have a generic email address that you check regularly, you can set up a redirect from this email address to your generic address.

Forward domain email to Gmail on Bluehost

To set up a redirect, return to your main Cpanel dashboard and find the email section again. This time, select ‘Forwarders’.

Select forwarders

On the next page, select your domain from the drop-down menu. Then click on ‘Add Forwarder’.

In the ‘Address to Forward’ box, type the username of the email you want to forward.

Address to forward

For example, to forward ‘[email protected]’, type ‘information’ in the box.

In the destination section, enter the full email address you want your emails to go. Once complete, click on the ‘Add Forwarder’ link.

Forward to email address

After you click ‘Add Forwarder’ you get a confirmation popup.


All emails sent to ‘[email protected]’ are forwarded to my Gmail email account.

Creating a domain email address on Bluehost video tutorial


Creating a domain email address on Hostgator

First, log into Hostgator.

Hostgator login page

On your Cpanel, search for the ‘Email’ section. You can use the search feature or scroll down the page.

Email section

Select ‘Email Accounts’.

Email accounts

Create a new email address account

Enter you username and a password two times. To create your new email account select ‘Create Account’.

Create domain email address account

Once you have created your new email address, it appears in the list at the bottom of the page.

Email account list

How to access your email address account

To check for new emails., return to the main Cpanel dashboard and find the email section again. Select ‘Webmail’.

Select webmail

Once you click on ‘Webmail’, you come to this page. To check for new messages, click on ‘Access Webmail’.

Accessing domain email addresses

You can send and receive emails from here.

Domain email account inbox

Forward domain email to Gmail on Hostgator

On the dashboard search for ‘Email’, and select ‘Email forwarders’.

Email forwarders link

On the next page, select ‘Add Forwarder’.

Select add forwarder

Select the username of the account, choose the website domain from the drop-down menu, enter your destination email address, and finally select ‘Add forwarder’.

Select add forwarder to complete the redirect

How to create a domain name email address on Hostgator video tutorial


HostGator Web Hosting


Now you can create an email address on Bluehost and Hostgator. Setting up domain email addresses will be similar on most popular hosting companies.

You can use your domain email address to contact your email subscribers. I would also recommend setting up a push notification service for your website. To find out how to do this, check out my ‘How do I add push notifications to my WordPress site?‘ post.

I also have a YouTube channel of blogging tutorials.

Before you set up your email, would you kindly leave a comment? Did my post help you? Would you like me to go into more detail? I look forward to reading your comments.

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