Usually, your new website will have at least one new email address based on the domain name, such as [email protected]

You have three ways you can use this.

1. Set all mail sent to this address to forward to another email address.

2. Check your messages using webmail.

3. Set things up so you can send and receive messages with this address on your computer.

The third option is often the best choice and is the one we’re looking at here. It boils down to adding a new account to your email program.

How you do this will depend on what kind of computer you have and what email software you use. But the information you need is the same.

You can find this information by logging in to your website’s cPanel. But to save you the trouble, here’s what you’ll find there and what goes where.

Email setup

Here’s the key info the diagram shows:

Username – your new email address

Password – you will have received this in an email from GiteWise

Incoming server – mail3.gridhost.co.uk

Outgoing server – mail3.gridhost.co.uk

Note the incoming server and outgoing server are identical.

I recommend you use mail3.gridhost.co.uk regardless of your website’s domain name. This routes email through your website’s hosting and is known as SSL, which is more secure than non-SSL which uses your domain, for example, mail.brittanygite.net.

I also recommend you use IMAP rather than POP3 – your email program may give you the option to choose.

Changing your email address password

Before you set up your new email account on your computer, you may wish to change your password.

To learn how to do this, visit the Video Tutorials page and look for How to change the password for an email address that uses your domain.

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If you think you may occasionally need to access your messages via webmail, be sure to choose a new password you can easily recall. This is because when you log into webmail, you won’t be able to rely on your computer to remember the password for you.