By Sergey Skudaev
When you buy hosting plan, hosting company sends you welcome email with access to your hosting control panel. This email includes your login and password to your hosting control panel and FTP account. Also it provides name servers.
You cannot access your web site or your hosting root directory via your domain name before DNS propagates. What does it mean? It means that your domain that you registered somewhere else is not mapped to your hosting computer. First things you have to do is to change name servers for your domain in the company where you registered your domain.
For example, if you registered your domain with godaddy.com and bought your hosting space from hostgattor you have to copy name servers from hostgattor welcome letter and paste them to name servers fields in my domain tab on godaddy.com web site
To learn how to assign name servers to your domain read my tutorial Domain Name: http://www.configure-all.com/domain_name_registration.php
When you login to control panel, you will see screen with many icons like the one on my picture:
To manage your mail click Mail Icon. Mail Manager Menu is displayed To add mail account click Add/Remove/Manage Account option..
|Mail Manager Main Menu|
|Email Domain Forwarding|
|Trace an E-mail Address|
|Modify Mail Exchanger (MX Entry)|
Mail Account Maintenance tab is displayed
Click Add Account link at the bottom of the tab. Add Mail Account tab is displayed.
Enter mail user name, for example, webmaster, enter password and click create button to save changes. An account will be created. Click Go Back link at the bottom of the tab. Mail Account Maintenance tab is displayed with new mail account.
Click Go Back link at the bottom of the tab. Mail Manager Main Menu is displayed. Click Forwarders option. Forwarding Maintenance tab is displayed
|If you wish to set your default address or "catch-all", please click here to be taken to the Default Address setup page.|
|[ Add Forwarder ] | [ Go Back ]|
Click Add Forwarder link. Add a new Forwarder tab is displayed. Enter your domain user name and your email address where you want to forward your email.
Add a new Forwarder
All email sent to email@example.com will now be redirected to firstname.lastname@example.org
Click Go Back link. Forwarding Maintenance tab displays forwarding record.
Now you can send a test email to email@example.com and email will be forwarder to the email address that you entered in previous steps. That is it. You set your email account. Your web site visitor will sent email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive it in your yahoo or hormail account. It is very convenient.