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Create an e-mail hosted on my website


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#1 Wolfy87

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:15 AM

Hey :thumbsup: this is my website and i need to have a better more professional e-mail account and not a hotmail one, is there anyway i could do this so it opens in outlook and i gess my address would be oliver@.... a bit long but it dosent matter.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:30 AM

As far as creating the actual account, you would generally need to do that through your hosting company. They would need to set it up for you, and provide you with the server addresses so you can send and receive your e-mails. As far as creating links to your e-mail account, you would create them in much the same way as a regular link:
<a href="mailto:you@domain.com">Text</a>

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#3 Wolfy87

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:45 AM

Well im using Webs.com which is a free hosting company and i doubt could set one up :/ although could i use the mailto link even though i am using hotmail?

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 08:51 AM

I just added it in anyway on the contact me page :thumbsup: and it seems to work thanks.

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 09:07 AM

Oh, and i just added my icon :thumbsup: hit F5 and look to the left of the url (bit obvious but still :])

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Posted 08 February 2009 - 03:42 PM

Something you may want to look into us using Gmail with your own domain (instead of @Gmail.com). It's free (I've not used it, though) and you can have an address like oliver@occode.webs.com (or, for $10 a year you can register your own domain name like oliver@occodes.com). That way people can e-mail you at the nice, professional-looking address and have it routed to your Gmail account (messages you send wil also appear to be coming from the domain you use.)

I'm not sure whether it will all work what with you using webs.com. It ought to, I think. Just make sure you put in occode.webs.com as your domain on the form.

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Posted 09 February 2009 - 09:14 AM

I am not sure that setting it up through gmail would be possible. In most cases, you need to be able to point the MX record for the domain to Google's email servers - this is something that is not possible if you have a subdomain. If you register your own domain through a service like GoDaddy (only mentioning them because I have domains through them and they give a lot of control over your domain) you can point the domain at your server, and set the MX record to whatever mail service you want to use.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 09:19 PM

who did you get your domain name throught? With mine, i used crazy domains, there is an option for email forwarding, i have Brad@forum-indoor.info (an email address at my domain) to my windows live email forum-indoor@live.com.au which works well, i can also set up as many of these as i want.

I'd sus them out and see if they have this option.

I also run my own mail server on my server which handles my outgoing mail (submitted forms and what not) that forwards any mail coming in to the address Brad@forum-indoor.info to my windows live one, just in case.

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