Email Settings For Your HostGator Account

HostGator is a well-known hosting service provider. It offers its user three hosting plans, each of which includes an unlimited number of web-based email accounts. To access these web-based emails, you will need to have an Internet connection. To access the accounts, to read, or write an email, users will require a web browser. While HostGator webmail is its own service, it works in a similar way to Gmail or Yahoo Mail. The user interface is not very different either.

Once you have started your hosting, created your website, and launched it, with your domain now pointing to your server, you can now start using the domain to host your own email. The best and the easiest way to do this would be to use the G Suite. However, you can also use the HostGator server.

With G Suite users would be able to host their domain emails via Google Mail platform. You can make use of the different services offers by Google, some of which come in handy quite a lot. For instance, Google’s spam filtering system is among the best in the market. Not only this, but users would be able to use other Google tools as well. Unfortunately, this does not come free. The good news, on the other hand, is that the charges for the same are just about $5.

Users wanting to use a server can use HostGator’s hosting server to host their emails. This is perfect for those who are not interested or don’t want to go ahead with G Suite tools. There is no need to panic, since using the server is a pretty simple process. If you are using HostGator’s nameserver, you will see that the mails can directly be routed to your server. This does not need to be manually done, it can all be automatically configured. Once you are done with all this, all you need to do is to create your email. Once everything is done, you can easily access via from webmail, any email client, or even using your phone. This makes life so much easier.

How Can You Create New Email Accounts?

So, now that you a bit about how emails and hosting works, let’s take a look at how you can set up your email accounts in cPanel and get started using it. If you make your way to your cPanel, you will see an icon indicating Email Accounts. This tab is where you can create your email accounts and manage them. In addition to simply creating email accounts, there are plenty of things you can do here. For example, you can change an email account’s name, delete an old address, and many other things. One thing to be thankful for here is that the process is again pretty intuitive and self-explanatory.

Email Settings For Your HostGator Account

Users can easily set up their email accounts on the server using an email application. This can be done either on the phone or on the computer. If you plan to use your phone, you might be glad to know that this can be done on Android, Blackberry, and iOS devices. If you are looking to access your account on your PC, there are tons of applications available for this, some better than others. Thunderbird is a popular option and used by millions of users. Since it is completely free and available for all operating systems, you can be sure that it will serve you well.

How To Create Email Accounts in cPanel

Do you want to create an email account in cPanel? If so, the fastest way to access it and get started sending and receiving emails would be via webmail. One thing you should know is that when you are logging into an email account, the full email address will work as your username while the password for that email account will be the password. If you would rather use your PC or phone to access your emails, it is not very difficult to set it up for that either.

Email Settings For Your HostGator Account

This is one of the most frequently asked questions, especially by beginners. By default, users will not have any email account set up. While the main username may look like an email address you cannot use it in that manner unless you have added it as an email account. However, never fear, since the process of adding an email account is very simple in cPanel. Let’s take a look at the process.

First, log into cPanel to create your email account. In the email section, choose Email Accounts. In that field, type the name you want. Choose the name domain from one of the options that appear on the drop-down menu. If you come across an email name shadow, this refers to the fact that it is reserved. This cannot be then used for an email address. Within the Password box, type the password you want. Next, you will be asked to choose the Mailbox Quota. Click on ‘Create Account’. You are all done! This was pretty simple. You will be happy to know that the process for creating email accounts for your primary domain, secondary or add-on domain, and subdomains are the same. Do note that email accounts cannot be created via SSH or using a script.



Send-Only Emails: So, these are email addresses using which you can only send mails. Do you remember how you sometimes receive “Do not reply” emails? They are sent using this type of email addresses. These are perfect if you want to send alerts, notifications, and other such content to users or administrators. It is not as daunting as it sounds to set up.

To do this, first, log into cPanel. In the ‘Email’ tab, click on “Email Forwarders”. You will now see an option called “Email Account Forwarders”, choose “Add Forwarder”. In the “Add a New Forwarder” page, you will be asked the email address and other details. Type in the email name and choose the domain for the address. Select Discard and send an error back to the person. You can ever enter any failure message of your choice. On the other hand, if you don’t want users to receive any such messages, you can simply select Discard under the ‘Advanced Options’ tab.


The best part about accessing webmail using cPanel’s encrypted webmail port 2096 is that your connection will be fully secure. The connection will never transfer your name or password at any time over the Internet. Hope this short guide to HostGator email settings helped sort out all your issues.