Now that you have your WordPress site set up on Bluehost, you will want to create a personalized email address with your domain name to give your site and brand a professional look and feel. There are a ton of email hosting providers that will allow you to create a personalized email address, but the easiest way to do this is directly with Bluehost.
That being said, I recommend setting up your personalized email address with a dedicated email host outside of Bluehost, just like how I recommend registering your domain name with a dedicated domain name registrar.
Why I Recommend Setting Up Your Personalized Email Addresses with a Dedicated Email Host
- A dedicated email host will offer more features, better security and a more robust desktop, mobile and in-app interface.
- You will not have to deal with transferring your emails, contacts, etc if you happen to leave your web host.
If you want to set up your personalized email addresses with a dedicated email host then I recommend going with Google’s GSuite. More likely than not, you already have some experience with the Gmail product and are aware of how easy, secure and feature rich the product is. The Gmail desktop, mobile and in-app experiences are also top notch, which makes dealing with emails much more enjoyable (as enjoyable as it can be). GSuite does cost $5/month, but the price is well worth it in my opinion.
If you want to stick to an easy and free option then utilizing Bluehost is a good place to start. Here are the steps to quickly and easily set up a personalized email address with Bluehost.
Log In to your Bluehost Account and Go to the Email Section
Create your Personalized Email Address
Decide on a username for your new email address. This will be the characters before the @ symbol in an email address. Then you will need to select the domain name that you want to associate with your new username. FYI, it will have to be a domain name that is already assigned to your Bluehost account. Choose and confirm a password for your new email address, then select Unlimited under Mailbox Quota and click Create Account to finalize the set up process.
Wasn’t that easy. Your new email address is ready to go. You can access it by setting it up through a desktop or mobile email client such as Microsoft Outlook, Airmail or Apple Mail or you can starting using it directly through your browser by utilizing the Webmail portal.
The Bluehost Webmail portal offers 3 options: Horde, Roundcube or SquirrelMail. The most feature rich one out of these 3 is Horde, so I recommend setting it as your default.
The Horde interface will look like a minimalist version of Outlook or Gmail, but it has all of the basic features you need to start emailing with your new personalized email address.
The easiest way to access your Webmail app is via the Bluehost login page. I recommend bookmarking it, so you have quick access to it in the future.