Hello guys, what’s up? Astariko here, your web designer. I’m going to take you through a short tutorial on a DIY step by step webmail configuration. There are no technical terms involved – I promise. Don’t be scared.
Before we jump in, let me point out a few things that I think are crucial. One, you can always access your business email from any computer at any place in the world. It’s easy since it’s webmail, you only need your email and a special link – which is a website URL plus something else you gonna see in a minute.
Look here, for you to access your webmail from any browser, all you have to do is type domain.com/webmail in the search bar. For our case here, it’s going to be example.com/webmail. (an example is your domain name)
Once you do that, the next window is a login screen. Key in your email and password. It’s that easy. Finally, you’ll need a PC to have a better experience with your mail platform. While you can use your phone for the same, note that the thing doesn’t look great on a smartphone. See the image below.
NOTE: We are using the Gmail App on our phones to do the configuration. If you do not have a Gmail account – maybe it’s time you sign up for one.
That said, let’s keep rolling.
Head to your Gmail App.
Hit on your pic or whatever it’s there.
Add another account.
How do I set up webmail into Gmail?
The steps below should help you set up your webmail.
Here we shall pick Other.
Be careful with this step. Ensure you punch in your email exactly as it is. There’s no room for minor mistakes.
It should be something like firstname.lastname@example.org
The first example is your preferred name.
If you miss this step – then anything else that follows is gonna be wrong. What type of account is this? Please click on Personal (IMAP)
I’ll not explain the technical part of those terms as I promised. You don’t need them anyway…
Your password is what you received with your email(If someone helped you create one). Put it correctly. Hit the eye-icon to avoid messing up.
Incoming and Outgoing Server Settings
Step seven is where you don’t want to blink your eye. Do you see the server box? Yours should be having example.com. Simply add mail. So that you have mail.example.com
Hit next. I hope we’re doing great until there.
I’d like to stress something here. Do you see outgoing server settings? Note that step seven was incoming server settings.
However, we’re doing the same thing as we did above. You should be seeing yourdomain.com below the SMTP server. Add mail. So that you have mail.example.com
Unless you have any other agenda, there’s nothing to do here. Hit next and let’s move ahead. You might want to touch anything else but do not mess with option two. I’m pretty sure you’d love to leave everything as they are.
Step ten is where I give you all the authority to do as you please. While the account name is optional, your name is not. I’d suggest your account name be your official name @example.com or leave it as it is. Then use your position name in the place of the name. An example could be Finance Manager. Whatever you choose to do, maintain professionalism.
We’ve successfully added our account. You can hit on the added account to see its contents. There should be no emails at the moment.
For me to know whether or not you managed or if you have any questions – I’d suggest you leave me a comment below.
NOTE: You’ll manage your account the same way you do with your personal Gmail account. Send and receive emails in the same way.
If you get stuck, please let me know.
Before I go, below are some steps to help you with basic webmail configuration settings. That is if you don’t like what you had put in step ten above.
Webmail configuration Gmail Settings
Hit those three horizontal lines on the top-right corner.
Scroll down and look for settings.
Click on the account you’d like to alter.
I’m only interested in changing the account name. However, you should notice other options that you could make a few changes with as well. Put your preferred name then hit ok.
I hope this webmail configuration guide is sufficient.
Till next time, stay blessed.