How Do I Set Up My Email
Basics Of Setting Up A Email With A New Host Server
When you sign up with a new host server (where your website files are stored so that they can be accessed through a web browser) you need to do the following before we re-delegate the name servers (point your new domain name to the new files of your website):
- back up all your emails if you use browser based email through your host's control panel
- set up the email details to receive emails on your computer or device (incoming mail server)
- set up your mail program to send emails on your computer or device (outgoing mail server)
Email Address Names
At Blossom® we have several email addresses to help organise the many emails we get per day (e.g we have each person who works here, say email@example.com) as well as an email for each section of the company (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org - for quotes, as well as a general accounts@blossomgraphic design.com ). This means that if we are looking for a quote request or a creative biref we know which account it will be under.
We started out this way, so that as our business grew we were able to manage emails.
SPAM - Self Promotional Advertising Material
A note about SPAM - you will get spam. And lots of it. Just make sure you mark it is junk (on your mac or PC program, so anything like that will be put in the trash n ext time. Also unsubscribe to anything that you never read (except our newsletter of course!).
Hoaxes & Scams
The are many email hoaxes floating around at any given time. Check out Hoax Slayer if you get something that either sounds too good to be true or that you aren't sure of.
Incoming Mail Server
Your incoming mail server will be that of your host server, they will send you a welcome email with those details and the outgoing mail server will be your internet service provider's (ISP) details (see below).
Setting Up Your Email Addresses With Your New Host
Outgoing Mail Services (Australia)
When setting up your email on your computer or phone, you will need to know the outgoing mail server(STMP) of your internet service provider (ISP).
Below is a list of the main ones we use here in Australia. Your incoming mail server will be from the host company that provide your hosting and email services.
Outgoing Mail Server
Blink Internet :
People Telecom :
Three (3G Mobile) :
Virgin Mobile 3G
If you need further help, contact your host server to support you or help talk you through. Below are a list of our preferred host servers (go for Big Commerce if you want a good, secure, stable e-commerce platform.