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Setting up your email with Yola Mail

Yola Mail is the email service available when you have purchased a domain name from Yola.

Yola Mail is linked to your custom domain, so we'll make your Yola Mail account active until your domain expires. The purchase price is prorated monthly. Yola Mail costs $9.96 per mailbox per year, and we have automatically calculated the price based on when your domain is due to expire. Yola Mail includes a single mailbox with unlimited aliases and up to 5GB of storage.

You will be able to login to a web interface in order to check your email as well as configure your mail to be downloaded to email clients such as Outlook Express, Thunderbird etc.

Please note: Yola Mail is not available to partner programs. However, you can take advantage of the Google Apps service. If you would like to use Google Apps for email with your Yola-purchased domain here are some basic instructions: Setting up your email with Google Apps.

Getting started with Yola Mail

  1. Log into your Yola account and click on "Yola Mail" on the left hand side.
  2. Click on the "Get Yola Mail" button.
  3. Enter your payment information to purchase Yola Mail.
  4. Click on "Configure Yola Mail" after making payment.
  5. On the next page, you will create a username and password to add a mailbox for your domain. Please note: This is the username and password you will use to access your mail. It is not the same as the username and password you use to log in to Yola. For example, if you would like to have the email address "contact@yourdomain.com" as your main email address, then type in "contact" and a password in the two fields.
  6. Click on "Create mailbox".
  7. Your email address will now be configured.

Accessing your email (sending and receiving email)

  1. You will be able to log in to your webmail on http://mail.yourdomain.com/ (replace "yourdomain.com" with your domain name).
  2. Your username and password are the username and password you chose when you configured your mailbox.
  3. If you would like to use an email client (e.g., Outlook Express), you can find those steps on these links:

Managing aliases

An email alias is an email address that forwards email to a single mailbox. For instance, you can have "info@yourdomain.com" and "support@yourdomain.com" that forwards to one mailbox. You can create as many aliases for a single mailbox as you'd like.

To create an alias for your mailbox:

  1. Go to your Yola Mail page after logging into your Yola account.
  2. Click on "Manage aliases" to add another alias.
  3. Type in your alias.
  4. Click on "Add alias".
  5. All email sent to that email alias address will be received in your mailbox.

Adding another mailbox

  1. Go to your Yola Mail page after logging into your Yola account.
  2. Click on "Get an additional mailbox".
  3. Follow the steps to purchase a new mailbox (as per the original steps on activating Yola Mail).
  4. Any new mailboxes you purchase will be able to have unlimited aliases.