How to Create a Domain-Based Email Address for Business

How to Create a Domain-Based Email Address for Business

Creating an email account for your business makes communicating with clients easier. 

A professional email address with your company’s name will immediately show customers who sent the email, increasing your credibility and trust. 

Furthermore, it will boost your email marketing strategy to drive sales.

In this article, we will explain how to create a professional email account using Hostinger, Titan Mail, and Gmail. Additionally, we will show you how to set up an email application using Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple Mail.

A professional email address is based on a custom domain that is your business name. It also typically includes a person’s name or a generic noun, like [email protected] or [email protected].

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Here are the three most common ways to create a professional email address:

How to Create an Email Account via Hostinger

We recommend setting up business email addresses with a web hosting plan, as doing so lets you manage websites and emails using one hosting provider. 

In this section, we’ll go over a business email setup for Hostinger users.

1. Choose a Web Hosting Plan

The first step is choosing a web hosting plan. At Hostinger, most of our hosting plans include a free domain name and an email service. If you need more than one email account, we recommend picking the Premium Web Hosting package starting at $2.99, as you can create up to 100 domain-based email addresses.

Follow these steps to set up a hosting account:

  1. Go to Hostinger’s Web Hosting page, select a suitable hosting plan, and click Add to cart.
Hostinger's Choose Your Web Hosting Plan section with the Add to cart button highlighted
  1. Choose a period between one month to four years, create or log in to your account, and select the payment method. Once you’ve entered the personal contact details and card information, click Submit Secure Payment to finish the checkout process.
  2. After completing the payment, you’ll be redirected to hPanel. There, click Setup to configure the hosting plan.
The Setup section on hPanel, highlighting the Setup button
  1. Select whether you want to create a new website using a content management system (CMS), migrate an existing site, or build an empty website. In this example, we’re choosing Skip, create an empty website.
The Create or Migrate a Website page on hPanel with the Skip, create an empty website option highlighted
  1. Click Select under the Claim a Free Domain section to register a new domain name that will appear after the “@” symbol on the email address – for example, [email protected]. Feel free to use our domain availability checker to come up with more name ideas. 
The Name Your Website page on hPanel, highlighting the Select option
  1. Enter your preferred domain name, click Search to check its availability, and select Continue.
The Name Your Website page on hPanel, highlighting the Continue option
  1. Review the server location and domain name and click Finish setup to complete the process.
The Let's Finish Setting up page on hPanel, with the Finish setup option highlighted
  1. Fill all the forms with your personal contact information, as it will be shown in the WHOIS database lookup tool. Once done, select Finish registration.
  2. Verify the domain name within 15 days to activate it.

2. Set Up Your Custom Email Account

Here’s how to set up custom emails on your hosting account:

  1. Go to the hosting dashboard, click Emails, and select Email Accounts.
The Email Accounts button on hPanel
  1. Choose the domain and select Manage.
hPanel's Email Accounts section
  1. Click Create email account.
The Create email account option on hPanel
  1. Enter the email name and password, and choose Create.
New Hostinger email creation window
  1. Select the email application or mobile device to configure the email account. For Apple Mail, Hostinger provides an Automatic Apple device setup option. Follow the instructions and click Complete.
The Configure apps and devices section on hPanel, highlighting the Complete button

Alternatively, you can manually configure the email account by adding the IMAP, POP3, and SMTP protocols.

You can also choose the Create another account button to make more custom email addresses.

3. Personalize the Email Account

Personalizing your professional email account will immediately convey both your and your company’s identity. 

One of the ways to do so is creating an email signature. Doing so lets you include your full name, company name, contacts, and logo after every message.

Follow these instructions to add a signature using Hostinger Webmail:

  1. Open your hosting dashboard, go to Emails, and choose Email Accounts.
  2. Choose the email address and click Webmail.
Information about the new email account
  1. Log in to your email account and select Settings.
Hostinger's Webmail interface with the Settings menu highlighted
  1. Click Identities and choose the email address.
The Settings menu on Hostinger's Webmail, highlighting the email address
  1. Add the email signature in the Signature section. Select the image icon to open the format options.
The Settings menu on Hostinger's Webmail with the Signature field highlighted
  1. Once done, click Save.

You can also use free tools to design email signatures, such as Designhill Email Signature Generator, MySignature, Mail-Signatures, and HubSpot. While some provide pre-made templates, others have drag-and-drop functionality for design customization.

How to Create an Email Address With Titan Mail

We recommend using a premium email hosting service if you only want to create professional email addresses. At Hostinger, we offer two Business Email Hosting plans from Titan Mail.

The Business Email package costs $0.99/month, suitable for small to medium businesses. It includes 10 GB of storage and multi-account support with advanced anti-spam and antivirus. The higher plan is Enterprise Emails, which costs $2.99/month and comes with all features included in the previous option and 50 GB of storage.

Note that you’ll need a domain to use this plan. You can use an existing one or register a new domain name.

Once you log in to the Hostinger account, follow these instructions to create a new professional email address using Titan Mail:

  1. Click Setup on the Business Email order.
  2. Choose a domain name or use an existing one.
  3. Enter your email name and password and select Create new account.
The Create new email account page for Titan
  1. Once created, you will be able to directly access webmail, get Titan mobile app, and open the email dashboard.

How to Create a Business Email Through Gmail

To register a professional Gmail account, use Google Workspace. This Google product offers a set of communication, productivity, and collaboration tools for businesses. 

Hostinger also offers a Google Business Email that includes a free domain name, advanced phishing and malware protection, the Smart Reply feature, and 30 GB of email storage. It costs $6/month and integrates with Google tools, such as Calendar, Meet, Chat, Drive, Docs, and Sheets.

Here are the steps to create a Google Workspace email on Hostinger:

  1. Click the Claim domain banner on hPanel if you don’t have a domain for your custom email address. Follow the registration process and wait for the verification email. 
The Claim your free domain section on hPanel, highlighting the Claim domain button
  1. If you use an existing domain, click Setup on the Google Workspace Email order on hPanel.
The Setup section on hPanel, highlighting the Setup button
  1. Enter your business information, including its name, country, and zip code, and click Next step.
  2. Insert your domain and select Next step.
The Enter your domain name field on hPanel with the Next step highlighted
  1. Re-confirm your domain by clicking Confirm domain.
  2. Enter the contact details, including the name and current email address. Click Next step to proceed.
The Enter contact details page with the Next step option highlighted
  1. Set up the admin account by typing in the username and password and selecting Next step.
  2. Enter the transfer token and click Finish registration to complete the process.
The Enter your transfer token page, highlighting the Finish registration box
  1. Open the Emails menu on hPanel, choose the domain, and click Manage to open the email mailbox.
The Emails tab on hPanel with the Manage highlighted

After creating the email address, open the Google Admin console to get a TXT or CNAME record for verifying domain ownership.

Copy the verification code, and return to hPanel DomainsDNS / Nameservers. Paste the record and click Add Record.

The DNS Records tab on hPanel, highlighting the Add Record button

Lastly, return to the Google Workspace setup tool page, scroll down to the bottom of the section where you copied the verification code, and select Verify my domain.

Important! The DNS record changes may take up to 24 hours to propagate fully.

To send and receive email messages, you must set up MX records by opening hPanel and going to DomainsDNS / NameserversDNS Records. Enter Google MX records and click Add Record.

For those who already have a website, you can verify the domain by adding a meta tag from the Google Admin console. In the Admin console, click the Menu icon → @ AccountDomainsManage domainsAdd a domain. Type in the domain name, select the domain type, and choose Add and start verification.

To start the verification process, you can upload an HTML file or add an HTML tag to your website. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Download the provided verification file.
  2. Upload it to your website. Ensure it is located in the root directory and browsable using a web browser. For example, if the file is examplefile.html, you can browse it by entering example.com/examplefile.html.
  3. Once the google-site-verification text appears, return to the Google Admin console and click Verify.

For the HTML tag option, copy the provided meta tag and paste it on your site’s home page. For example, if your domain is example.com, a visitor who enters it on their browser will get redirected to example.com/homepage. Then, the search console will look for the verification tag on example.com/homepage.

Put the code after the section and before the first tag. Here’s an example of what it looks like:


  
    Your Page Title
    
  

 Once verified, your professional email account is ready to use.

How to Set Up an Email Client

An email client is an application that lets you send, receive, compose, and read emails directly across multiple devices, including computers and mobile phones. It works with email servers to store and route all emails from the web.

An email application enables users to manage multiple email accounts in one place, making their work efficient. The program usually provides third-party integrations with various platforms, such as Google Calendar and Dropbox, to boost productivity.

There are many email applications you can use to set up an email client, including Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple Mail. Before configuring them, locate the IMAP/POP3/SMTP settings on your hosting account. These are the protocols that email clients use to fetch messages from email servers.

Here’s how to find IMAP/POP3/SMTP settings on Hostinger’s web hosting plan:

  1. Open hPanel, go to Hosting, and click Manage.
  2. Select Emails, choose Email Accounts, and click Manage.
  3. Go to Configuration settings and copy the email server settings under the Manual Configuration section.
The Configuration Settings section on hPanel

If you use a Business Email Hosting plan, log in to your account → EmailsManageConfigure Desktop App.

However, if you use the Google Workspace Email Hosting package, sign in to your Gmail account → SettingsSee all settingsForwarding and POP/IMAP. Choose Enable IMAP and press Save Changes.

Lastly, enter the incoming and outgoing email server details on your email application. However, the option may vary depending on the application. Here’s how to configure a professional email account on Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple Mail.

Microsoft Outlook

Here’s how to set up Outlook for Microsoft 365 2021:

  1. Open Outlook, go to File, and click Add Account.
  2. Enter your email address and select Advanced options.
  3. Tick the box for Let me set up my account manually and click Connect.
  4. Select the account type. You can choose either POP or IMAP. If you use more than one device to open the email address, select IMAP.
  5. Enter the hostnames and port numbers of your incoming and outgoing email servers on the IMAP Account Settings section and click Next to continue.
  6. Type the password and choose Connect.

Thunderbird

Follow these instructions to configure Thunderbird:

  1. Open Thunderbird, and the Account Setup page will open.
  2. Enter your full name, email address, and password. Select Continue to proceed to the next page.
  3. Mozilla Thunderbird will automatically locate and determine the outgoing and incoming email server details based on the domain. Click Done to complete the process.

However, if your email service provider doesn’t exist in Thunderbird’s automatic configuration database, try setting up your email account manually. Here’s how to do it:

  1. After entering your full name, email address, and password on the Account Setup page, select Configure manually.
  2. Choose the protocol and insert the hostname, port, connection security, authentication method, and username.
  3. Click Done to finish the configuration.

Alternatively, click Re-test until Thunderbird can detect the settings.

Apple Mail

Note that this program is only available on Mac OS 10.0 or later. Here are the steps to add an email account on Apple Mail:

  1. Open Apple Mail, choose the Other Mail Account option, and click Continue.
  2. Insert your full name, email address, and password and click Sign In.
  3. Apple Mail will connect to the email server automatically. If it encounters an error, the Unable to verify account name or password message will appear. In that case, manually enter the user name, account type, and incoming and outgoing email servers.
  4. Lastly, select Sign In to finalize the process.

Apple Mail can integrate with multiple supporting applications from your mobile device, such as contacts, notes, and calendars.

Conclusion

Making a business email address is important, as it can boost your brand awareness, establish credibility, and increase revenue.

Ways to create a professional email address may vary depending on the email service provider. Here are the main steps:

  1. Choose an email service. You can purchase a hosting package that includes a free domain name and a custom email, use Titan Mail, or Google Workspace.
  2. Set up the email account. Create a professional email address by entering the full name, email address, and password.
  3. Personalize the message. Add an email signature to look more professional.
  4. Set up an email application. Connect your email address to an email client, such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and Apple Mail.

For those who also need a business website, we recommend choosing a web hosting plan that includes a free email and a domain name. It will be more comfortable to have everything in one place. 

We hope this article has helped you create a professional email account. If you have any questions or suggestions, leave them in the comments section below.

How to Create an Email Account FAQ

Now that you know how to create an email account for professional use, here are some frequently asked questions about the topic.

How Do I Create a Free Email Account?

If your hosting provider includes free email services, you can set them up on your hosting account. Hostinger users can go to hPanelEmail AccountsCreate email account. Alternatively, you can create a Gmail account. However, creating a business email address without a branded domain may look unprofessional and untrustworthy.

Most email service providers include webmail access to open your email account and set up email signatures with a logo or an image. At Hostinger, go to Webmail Settings Identities. Choose your email account, click the insert image icon, and attach the logo.

What Are the Best Email Providers for Professional Use?

When choosing the best email service provider, ensure they support IMAP and POP3, offer access to web and mobile applications, and provide 24/7 support. There are many email providers that include those features, such as Hostinger, Google Workspace, and Microsoft 365 Business.

Do I Need to Own a Website to Create a Professional Email Address?

You don’t need to create a website to have a professional email address – just a domain is enough. Simply purchase a name from a domain registrar and sign up for an email hosting service. 

However, you can apply more digital marketing strategies and reach a wider audience with a website. Some hosting providers, like Hostinger, add a free email service to their hosting plans.

How to Open My Custom Email on Mobile Devices?

You will need to set up an email client to manage your custom email on mobile devices. First, locate the IMAP/POP3 and SMTP server settings in your email hosting. Then, add the email server details to the email client on your mobile device.

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