How to create an email address with your own domain

In my post, I show you how to create an email address with your domain name, step by step.

You create email addresses in your hosting Cpanel. My tutorial sets up a domain name email on Bluehost and Hostgator. Should you have a hosting package with another company, the process should be similar.

I also show you how to forward your domain emails to a Gmail account.

Let’s get started.

How to create a free email address with your domain name on Bluehost

  1. Log in to your Cpanel.
  2. Select ‘Advanced’ from the menu.
  3. Select ‘Email Accounts’ from the Cpanel dashboard.
  4. Select ‘Create’.
  5. Assign a username and password.
  6. Confirm by selecting ‘Create’.
  7. A new domain email account created.

First – Log in to your Bluehost Cpanel.

Bluehost log in page

On the homepage, select ‘Advanced’ from the menu.

On the Cpanel dashboard, scroll down or search for ‘Email’.

Email section

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

Choose a username to go with your domain name that is no more than 64 characters. Then think of a password for this account or use the ‘Generate’ feature.

Assign username and password

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

Select create

Once created, the email address appears on the account list.

Domain email address

How to check domain email accounts on Bluehost

On your email account list, click the ‘Check Email’ link to the right.

Check email

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

Default email application

Horde webmail application looks like this.

Hoard webmail application

You can use this email account to send and receive emails just like you would with Gmail or Yahoo. The issue with a domain name email is that you have to log in to your hosting Cpanel to check your inbox.

Forwarding your domain emails to a Gmail account solves this problem.

How to create a free email address with your domain name on Bluehost video tutorial

How to forward Bluehost emails to Gmail

  1. Go to ‘Emails’ on your Cpanel dashboard.
  2. Select the ‘Forwarders’ icon.
  3. Select your domain from the menu.
  4. Click on the ‘Add Forwarder’ link.
  5. Type the email account username.
  6. Type the destination email address.
  7. Confirm by selecting ‘Add Forwarder’.

First, in ‘Email’ on your Cpanel dashboard, select the ‘Forwarders’ icon.

Select forwarders

Next, select your domain from the menu, then click on ‘Add Forwarder’.

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

Address to forward

In ‘Destination’, enter the forward to email address. Once complete, click the ‘Add Forwarder’ link.

Forward to email address

Finally, you receive a confirmation message.

Confirmation

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How to create a free email address with your domain on Hostgator

  1. Log in to your hosting account.
  2. Go to ‘Email’ on your Cpanel dashboard.
  3. Select the ‘Email Accounts’ icon.
  4. Create the email account username.
  5. Create a password.
  6. Finally, select the ‘Create Account’ link.

First, log in to your Hostgator account.

Hostgator login page

Next, scroll to or search for ‘Email’ on your dashboard.

Email section

Select the ‘Email Accounts’ icon.

Email accounts

Create a username and a password, then select ‘Create Account’.

Create domain email address account

Once created, your new email address appears in the email account list.

Email account list

How to check email address accounts on Hostgator

On your Cpanel dashboard, go to ‘Email’ snd select the ‘Webmail’ icon.

Select webmail

On the right of your email account, select ‘Access Webmail’.

Accessing domain email addresses

You can use this email account to send and receive emails just like you would with Gmail or Yahoo.

Domain email account inbox

The issue with a domain name email is that you have to log in to your hosting Cpanel to check your inbox.

Forwarding your domain emails to a Gmail account solves this problem.

How to create a free email address with your domain on Hostgator video tutorial

How to forward Hostgator emails to Gmail

  1. Go to ‘Emails’ on your Cpanel dashboard.
  2. Select the ‘Email Forwarders’ icon.
  3. Click on the ‘Add Forwarder’ link.
  4. Type the email account username.
  5. Type the destination email address.
  6. Confirm by selecting ‘Add Forwarder’.

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

Email forwarders link

Next, select ‘Add Forwarder’.

Select add forwarder

Select the username of the email account, and choose the website domain from the menu. Enter the destination email address, and select ‘Add forwarder’.

Select add forwarder to complete the redirect

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Conclusion

You create free email addresses with your domain name through your hosting Cpanel. Go to the ‘Email’ section and look for email accounts. Once set up, add a forwarder so that emails going to your domain get sent to your Gmail account.

You can connect your Gmail account to your domain name account. Once connected, Gmail checks your domain name email account for new emails and displays them in your Gmail inbox.

To learn how to connect Gmail to your domain email account, please check out my ‘How to set up domain email with Gmail‘ post.

What email service do you use? How many free email accounts do you get with your hosting package? Let me know in the comments. If you have any questions or tips, please share them in the comments below.

For more tutorials, please check out my YouTube channel. I look forward to seeing you there soon.

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2 Comments

  1. This was extremely helpful, thanks! It does look as though Bluehost has updated their steps somewhat since you wrote this, but I was able to figure it out from what you provided. 🙂

    1. Thank you for your comment. I don’t use Bluehost anymore, but I still have access to their Cpanel. I will go through my post and update the parts that are outdated. Again, thank you for your feedback. Domain emails can be a pain to check because you have to log in to your Cpanel if you have a Gmail account you can adjust the settings to check your domain email. I have a post on how to do that if you are interested.

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