just bought a domain name / How do I setup email

  pcgal 14:39 14 Jun 2005

I've just bought a domain name through "123reg" and I want to receive email on my personalised domain.
It takes 24 - 48 hours for the domain to become active but what do I do then?

I'll obviously have to register my email addresses through the control panel (I assume) but whats all this mention of email forwarding on the 123reg site?

Any advice much appreciated

  JayDay 15:16 14 Jun 2005

The company you purchased the domain name from should have a tutorail expalining how to setup your new email address in Outlook Express. You will need to know the POP and SMTP settings.

Look here click here

  Rigga 15:23 14 Jun 2005

Most domain registrars do not run POP3 or SMTP servers.

They require you to forward the incoming '[email protected]' to your usual ISP email address.

This is probably what the email forwarding in their control panel is about.

Then you can setup your return address in outlook express to be your '[email protected]' address, then to all outsiders that will be your email address.

If you then change ISP, all you need do is change the email forwarding from your domain, to your new ISP email address.


  pcgal 16:22 14 Jun 2005

ok thanks guys

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