While we do not offer email hosting ourselves, it is easy to use email with your BlogSite.
There are a couple possible ways to use email with your BlogSite:
- Mail at your domain ( ex: firstname.lastname@example.org ) using MX Records
- Email Forwarding - forwards email to your pre-existing email, like @yahoo, @gmail, etc.
They both work a little differently. Here is a quick explanation of each.
Mail at your domain - Using MX Records
Ideally you want email at your domain - email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. To setup email, the addresses need to be created as "POP" or "IMAP" accounts, so that you can check them with programs like Outlook or Mac Mail.
Your domain registrar may offer email along with the domain. If so, you can just use that. If not, you need to create something called an “MX record” with your domain registrar.
The MX record will point your email addresses to a system that will allow you to check the email.
We recommend Google Apps for Business which allows up to 50 email addresses in their free plan. You can find details here.
MX Records with GoDaddy
Google has provided a great walk through for Setting up MX Records with GoDaddy in their explanation for setting up gMail for Business.
Email forwarding is the easiest way and most domain registrars and hosts will offer at least one free forwarding email. All this does is forward your new email to one you already use.
For example, you just bought “domain.com” and would like “email@example.com” as an email address. You can set up “firstname.lastname@example.org” and have it forward to one you already check, like hotmail or yahoo or any other email.
So while it is easy, this can get confusing because emails get all mixed in with the other address and you may not be able to send an email as your new “email@example.com” address, it might still look like messages you send come from your hotmail, which looks less professional than the one at your domain.
If you want to use the forwarding method we recommend using Gmail and have provided some detailed instructions here.