Email Forwarding - WebMail - Mobile Mail - IMAP - POP3 - SMTP|
Not sure what about the terminology used with email? Read on, and we'll explain in easy to understand detail.
And remember, your email account with us is completely ad free!
Why do I need to register a domain name to have a pesonalized email address?
A domain name is what makes your email address uniquely yours, and yours alone. When you register your dotCom domain name (or .Net, .Org, .US, .Biz, or whatever) it's the @domainname part of your email address. Since each and every domain name must be unique, once you register yours, it's yours alone to use. Here's info on how to create your unique domain name.
Our email addresses are very flexible:
- you can send and receive email messages with your favorite email client (program) such as Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, etc
- you can send and receive email by Webmail - our internet based email program where you use your internet web browser to send and receive your messages from any computer or mobile device connected to the internet from anywhere
- you can send and receive email via your cell phone or tablet equipped with internet access using our MobileMail system, which is a slimmed down version of our Webmail program.
- you can set your email account to store messages
- you can set your email account to forward messages to another email address
- you can set your email account as a "catch-all" which will receive any email sent to "anyname"@YourDomainName
- you can even set-up an auto-responder which automatically sends a standard reply message you create (like: "I'm on vacation. I'll reply when I return next week.") in response to all incoming messages
Our Webmail program uses your internet browser and lets you send and receive your email from any computer, tablet or cell phone anytime, anywhere you have access to the internet. If you're familiar with using AOL email, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Google Gmail or any similiar web-based email program, you already know how our WebMail functions. You create folders and mange your email on our server similar to the email systems at AOL email, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Google Gmail, etc., but our Webmail uses You@YourDomainName. - you know, like John@TheSmiths.com or Sales@MyCompany.com; and, it's totally ad free.
You'll get to your WebMail account by using your browser and going to Email.YourDomainName. You then login using your Email Address and Password.
MobileMail - Cell Phone or Tablet Email Access
Basically, MobileMail is a "slimmed down" version of our Webmail program. You can use either one with your cell phone or tablet equipped with internet access to send and receive your email from anywhere your cell phone or tablet can connect to the internet. Again, no ads!
You access your Mobile Mail account by using your internet enable cell phone or tablet and going to mobilemail.YourDomainName. You then login using your Email Address and Password.
POP3 (Post Office Protocol) is the means by which email is retrieved from a mail server. With a POP3 mailbox, your incoming email messages go to our servers and we store them there for you. When you check/retreive your email, our servers immediately download the all the email to your PC. You read, reply, delete, manage and store these emails on your PC's hard drive. POP3 mailboxes require you to have an email client program such as Outlook, Apple Mail, Thunderbird, etc.
Your ISP (internet service provider) has undoubtably provided you with a mailbox with an address something like YourUserName@YourISPName.com (like firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have an email account with us, you can replace your ISP mailbox with one called You@YourDomainName -- like JohnSmith@TheSmithFamily.com. Of course if you want to, you can continue to use your old ISP mailbox as well.
SMTP Outgoing Email Server
You can also send your outgoing email messages using our SMTP relaying servers; and your messages will show you@YourDomainName email address as the "Reply To" address.
IMAP Email Plans (mailboxes)
IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. It is a method of accessing e-mail messages on a mail server without having to download them to your local hard drive. This is the main difference between IMAP and the other popular email protocol called POP3.
POP3 requires users to download messages to their hard drive before reading them. The advantage of using an IMAP mail server is that users can check their mail from multiple computers, tablets, cell phones, etc and always see the same messages. This is because the messages stay on the server until the user chooses to delte them or download them to his or her local drive. Most webmail systems are IMAP based, which allows people to access to both their sent and received messages no matter what computer they use to check their mail.
Email forwarding instantaneously and transparently sends messages addressed to an email address such as AnotherMe@YourDomainName to any existing email address you specify such as You@aol.com.
Set up an email account with us and you're also provided your choice of any 100 email forwarding addresses that use your domain name - FREE, and with no ads!. Send them all to the same existing email address or send each one to a different existing email address. Create personalized email addresses for family members, friends, business associates, colleagues, etc. Add, delete, or change your email addresses easily at any time using your personal online control panel.
Here are some examples of email forwarding:
- forward mail addressed to info@YourDomainName to YourName@aol.com
- forward mail addressed to sales@YourDomainName to YourName@aol.com
- forward mail addressed to MaryJones@YourDomainName to MaryJones@egmail.com
- forward mail addressed to YourName@YourDomainName to YourName@hotmail.com
- forward mail addressed to JohnSmith@YourDomainName to JohnSmith@Yahoo Mail
An auto-responder automatically sends a standard reply message that you create - example: "I'm on vacation. I'll reply when I return next week." - in response to all incoming messages.
Virus Protection System
All email accounts include our state-of-the-art Virus Protection system which automatically blocks infected email attachments that may damage your computer with destructive viruses. Virus scanning occurs every time our servers receive an incoming attachment. Virus Protection is in place for both Webmail, IMAP and POP3 email clients so that any emails that contain an infected attachment are automatically blocked.
Another integrated feature of our email accounts is a spam filter, a service that screens incoming mail at the server level. Through the web-based email interface you can train the filter, thus gradually improving the filter's ability to detect incoming bulk mail.
Check out the advantages of a personalized email address.
Here are some hints for creating your unique, personalized email address.
This FAQ page will tell you all about your personalized email address.
Use the following link to view a summary of email account plans and prices.
To see if the domain name you want to use for your personalized email address is available, enter it in the text form below.
For example: YourDesiredName.com, or .net, or .org, or .online, etc.