How to Create a New Email Address on Dreamhost

by Elaine on July 19, 2013

When you get Webhosting from Dreamhost, it comes with unlimited Email addresses.  You can create as many Email addresses as you want for your website.  If you wanted, you could also host your email addresses elsewhere which will take some customization.  Below I will show you how to create your own Email Address for your website.  Assuming you already added your domain to Dreamhost already.

Overview of Steps to Create a New Email Address in Dreamhost

  1. Manage Email in Dreamhost Control Panel
  2. Create New Email Addresses in Dreamhost
  3. Enter New Email Address Details in Manage Email – Fully Hosted Email
  4. Successfully Added Email Address to Website

Steps:

1.  Manage Email in Dreamhost Control Panel

Create email addresses for your websites in Manage Email.  You can create as many email addresses as you want in Dreamhost because they give you unlimited email addresses.

Dreamhost Tutorial - Manage Email

  •  Login to your Dreamhost Control Panel
  • Look under ‘Toolbox’
  • Click on ‘Manage Email

2.  Create New Email Addresses in Dreamhost

Create a new email address for your website in the Manage Emails in Dreamhost.

Dreamhost Tutorial - Manage Email - Create New Email Addresses
Dreamhost Tutorial – Manage Email – Create New Email Addresses
  • In Manage Email Screen
  • Click on ‘Create New Email Address

3.  Enter New Email Address Details in Manage Email – Fully Hosted Email

Now you can enter your new email address details.  First select the domain name you want to create an email address for and then enter the name/username of the email address and then the password.  You can also set email file limits.

Dreamhost Tutorial - Enter in New Email Address Details
Dreamhost Tutorial – Enter in New Email Address Details
  • Under Fully Hosted Email, Set the following details:
    • Email address
    • Use Dropdown to select your domain name
    • Mailbox “Name”
    • Password
    • New Password Again
    • Limit total disk usage = 200 MB
  • Click on ‘Create Address

4.  Successfully Added Email Address to Website

Now you will see a green success message that you created your email address.

Dreamhost Tutorial - Successfully created email address
Dreamhost Tutorial – Successfully created email address

Successfully added Elaine@the-Webhosting.com!

Mailbox Login: Elaine@the-webhosting.com (use the whole thing!)
Note: It will take a few minutes for this new address to become active.Please be aware that it may take up to two hours for the DNS changes to go live (because this is the first address set up on this domain). If it is still not working after that, please make sure that the domain name servers are pointed to us (and have been for at least 24 hours). If you need further assistance, please contact support.

Thanks,
Elaine

 

Elaine

Elaine is the founder of CmsMind, an online blog providing Joomla and Wordpress tips. Elaine has been blogging and publishing content for 2 years but has over 10 years experience in creating websites with Joomla and Wordpress. When she is not online, she is either Marathon and Ironman training or travelling and racing somewhere in the world. Find her also at: CmsMind, Premium Themes and Templates, and at Webhosting Tips.

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