Getting a personalized email address

Yola Mail is the easiest way to get an email address for your custom domain. You can easily get an email without having to sign up for any external services or change your domain settings manually. Here’s what you get:

  • Calendar: Features include a calendar, event reminders and meeting requests
  • Multimedia messages: Add photo attachments, slideshows, MP3 audio
  • File storage: Upload, organize and share files up to 25 MB with 5 GB email storage
  • Full-featured contact manager
  • Complete set of spam protection tools 
  • Integrated spell-checker
  • Built-in RSS feed reader
  • Unlimited email aliases: An email alias is an email address that forwards email to a single mailbox. For instance, you can have 'info@yourdomain.com' and 'support@yourdomain.com' that forwards to one mailbox. You can create as many aliases for a single mailbox as you'd like.

 

Step 1 - Sign up for Yola Mail

  1. Go to My Yola dashboard and click Email in the upper horizontal menu:

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  1. Click the Get Yola Mail button and follow the instructions to enter your payment details. 

Note: Yola Mail is linked to your custom domain, so we'll make your Yola Mail account active until your domain expires. The purchase price is prorated monthly. Yola Mail costs $9.96 per mailbox per year, and we have automatically calculated the price based on when your domain is due to expire.

For example, if you are purchasing one mailbox and your domain is due to expire in 7 months, then your price for Yola Mail will be lower.

Click Configure Yola Mail after making the payment.

 

Step 2 - Create a username and password

After you have completed the payment, you will be able to login to a web interface in order to check your email as well as configure your mail to be downloaded to email clients such as Outlook Express, Thunderbird, and more.

On the next page, you will create a username and password to add a mailbox to your domain.

Please note: This is the username and password you will use to access your mail. It is not the same as the username and password you use to log in to Yola. For example, if you would like to have the email address "contact@yourdomain.com" as your main email address, then type in "contact" and a password in the two fields.

Click Create mailbox.

Your email address will now be configured.

 

Step 3 - Access your mailbox to send and receive email

 Log in to your webmail at https://yolamail.com. To log in, use your username and password that you chose when you configured your mailbox.

 

Step 4 - Set up your mailbox with an email client

 To use a mailbox with Outlook Express or Mac Mail, use the following general settings: 

Please replace "mailbox", "yourdomain.com" and "your password" with your own information.

General:

Name: Your name

Address: mailbox@yourdomain.com

Password: Your password

Description: Description for your mailbox

 

Incoming Mail Server:

Hostname: mail.yolamail.com

User name: mailbox@yourdomain.com

Password: Your password

 

Outgoing Mail Server:

Hostname: mail.yolamail.com

User name: mailbox@yourdomain.com

Password: Your password

 

Ports:

IMAP: 143 or 993 (SSL) POP: 110 or 995 (SSL) SMTP: 25, 587, or 465 (SSL)

If you are experiencing a problem with setting up your mail when creating your external email account, please try switching the port settings.

Also, please ensure that the "My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication" checkbox is checked.

You can also check out these links for additional information:

Step 5 - Manage aliases

An email alias is an email address that forwards an email to a single mailbox. For example, you can have "info@yourdomain.com" and "support@yourdomain.com" that forwards to one mailbox. You can create as many aliases for a single mailbox as you'd like. 

To create an alias for your mailbox:

  1. Go to your Yola Mail page after logging into your Yola account.
  2. Click Manage aliases to add another alias.
  3. Type in your alias.
  4. Click Add alias. All emails sent to that email alias address will be received in your mailbox.

Step 6 - Add another mailbox 

  1. Go to your Yola Mail page after logging into your Yola account.
  2. Click Get an additional mailbox.
  3. Follow the steps to purchase a new mailbox, following the same steps on activating Yola Mail.

Any new mailboxes you purchase will also have unlimited aliases.

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