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troy beckett
troy beckett
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email for website

I wanted to put a email address on my website using the domain so say my website is www.example.com I want an email like contact@example.com where I can send and recieve emails. how would I go about doing this because I've been reading round and getting very confuse as I can't seem to understand the concepts.

Currently I have a domain from namecheap and I'm hosting the site with WHFS. Please could someone advise on what the best steps would be

2 Answers

Hi Troy,

Sorry, I thought you had this all sorted from your thread the other day.

Here's a few questions so I'm clear where we're at:

  1. You have a website domain - that is?
  2. That website is up and running, hosted by which company?
  3. You have an email domain also registered. What is that?
  4. Who hosts the email domain?
  5. What documentation can you send me or send a link to?

I'm steve [dot] r [dot] hunter [at] gmail [dot] com - send me what you've got and I'll see what I can figure out for you.


It may not be the popular answer but I use GoDaddy for hosting as well as email. Through them you need to have a separate email account, that sometimes comes with a hosting package. You would need to set up this separate product to attach to your hosting. GoDaddy I find has very good instructions on theor site on how to do this. I'm not sure how the other service does it, but I'd assume there is a product for what you are trying to do. I hope I'm not confusing you more. But these should be different products.