Email Address Basics
Email Forwarding - Web Mail - Mobile Mail - POP3 - SMTP - Autoresponder - Catch-All - Phishing
Not sure what about the terminology used with email? Read on, and we'll explain in easy to understand detail.
What's the connection between registering a domain name and a personalized email address?
Registering a domain name is what makes an email address unique. When you register your dotCom domain name (or .Net, .Org, or .Info) it becomes the "@TheNameYouWant"
(@YourDomainName) part of your email address.
Since every domain name must be unique, once you register yours, it's yours alone to use. Here are some helpful hints on how to create your unique domain name.
Your email address is very flexible:
- you can send and receive email by web mail... this is our internet based email program where you use your internet web browser (such as Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari, etc) to send and receive your messages from any computer connected to the internet from anywhere
- you can send and receive email via your cell phone or tablet equipped with internet access using our mobile mail system
- you can send and receive email messages with your favorite email program such as Outlook Express, Outlook, Thunderbird, Eudora, Opera Mail, etc
- you can set your email account to organize and store messages
- you can set your email account to forward messages to another email address
- you can set your email account as a "catch-all" which will receive any email sent to "anyname"@TheNameYouWant
- you can setup an autoresponder which automatically sends a standard reply message in response to messages you receive. You create the reply message... for example: "I'm out of the office until next Monday. I'll reply when I return." or "I'm on vacation and won't be answering emails until next week."
Web mail uses your internet browser and lets you send and receive your email from any computer, anytime, anywhere you have access to the internet. If you're familiar with using AOL email, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Google Gmail or any similiar web-based email program, you already know how our web mail functions. You use your web broswer (such as Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari, etc) to create folders and manage your email on our server similar to the email systems at AOL email, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, Google Gmail, etc., but our web mail uses YourName@TheNameYouWant. - you know, like Judy@The-Happy-Girls.com. Like all our email accounts, it's totally ad free.
You send and receive your web mail by using your browser and going to http://email.TheNameYouWant. You then login using your email address username and password.
Mobile Mail - Cell Phone Email Access
Mobile mail uses your cell phone equipped with internet access to send and receive your email from anywhere your cell phone can connect to the internet. Basically, mobile mail is a "slimmed down" version of web mail. Again, no ads!
You access your Mobile Mail account by using your internet enable cell phone and going to http://mobilemail.TheNameYouWant. You then login using your email address user name and password.
In addition to web mail and mobile mail, each email address has a free POP3 mailbox.
With a POP3 mailbox (Post Office Protocol), your incoming email messages go to our mail servers and we store them there for you. When you check/retreive your email, our servers immediately download all the email to your PC. You read, reply, delete, manage and store these emails on your PC's hard drive. POP3 mailboxes require you to have an email client program such as Outlook, Outlook Express, Thunderbird, Eudora, Apple Mail, Opera Mail, etc.
Your ISP (internet service provider) has probably provided you with a mailbox with an address something like YourUserName@YourISPName.com (like firstname.lastname@example.org). If you register a domain name with us, you can replace your ISP mailbox with one called YourName@TheNameYouWant (YourName@YourDomainName) -- like Bill@Best-Pet-Stuff.com. Of course if you want to, you can continue to use your old ISP mailbox as well.
IMAP stands for "Internet Message Access Protocol" -- it's pronounced "eye - map." It is a method of accessing email messages on a mail server without having to download them to your computers's hard drive. This is the main difference between IMAP and "POP3." POP3 requires users to download messages to their hard drive before reading them. An IMAP mail server provides synchronized email that lets you can check your email on multiple computers, smart phones and tablets and see the same messages. This is because the messages stay on the mail server until you choose to download them to your computer's hard drive. Most web mail systems are IMAP based, which allows you to access to both your sent and received email messages no matter what computer, smart phone or tablet you use to check your email. Our Unlimited Email Plan lets you chose between using POP3 or IMAP.
SMTP Outgoing Email Server
You can send your outgoing email messages using our SMTP relaying servers; and your messages will show the "Reply To" address as "you"@TheNameYouWant.
Email forwarding instantaneously sends messages addressed to an email address such as ThisName@TheNameYouWant to any other existing email address you specify. Register your domain name with us and you can setup up to 100 email forwarding addresses that use your domain name - FREE, and with no ads!. Send them all to the same existing email address or send each one to a different existing email address. Create personalized email addresses for friends, family members, business associates, etc. Add, delete, or change your email addresses easily at any time using your personal online email address control panel.
Here are some examples of email forwarding:
- forward mail addressed to ContactUs@YourDomainName to You@YourDomainName
- forward mail addressed to info@YourDomainName to You@YourDomainName
- forward mail addressed to MaryJones@YourDomainName to MaryJones@earthlink.com
- forward mail addressed to YourName@YourDomainName to YourName@aol.com
- forward mail addressed to JudySmith@YourDomainName to JudyS48423@hotmail.com
An autoresponder automatically sends a standard reply message that you create - example: "I'm out of town on business. I'll reply when I return next week." - in response to all incoming messages.
Your email account includes our state-of-the-art virus protection system which automatically blocks infected email attachments that might damage your computer with destructive viruses. Virus scanning occurs whenever our servers receive an incoming attachment. Virus protection is in place for both web mail and POP3 email clients so that any emails that contain an infected attachment are automatically blocked.
Another feature integrated into our email accounts is a spam filter, a service that screens incoming mail at the server level. Through the web based email interface you can train the filter, thus gradually improving the filter's ability to detect incoming spam mail.
Phishing Fraud Protection
A phishing scheme typically consists of an email message that appears to originate from a trusted source, but in fact is an attempt to obtain and exploit sensitive user information, such as login credentials for the targeted user's online bank account. Email Address Store's advanced fraud protection program effectively protects you from phishing schemes by detecting and intercepting phishing schemes and other fraudulent email messages before they reach your inbox. Email Address Store detects phishing schemes by examining the links embedded in incoming mail messages. If a link appears to be pointing to legitimate site, but in fact leads to a fraudulent destination; the message will be considered fraudulent and thus intercepted.
It's very easy to obtain a new professional, personalized email address:
register the "@TheNameYouWant" part of your email address... this is known as registering a "domain name". If you already have a domain name, then you only need to purchase your desired email plan.
Select the email plan (Personal, Business or Unlimited Business) that best suites your needs.
to register the domain name for your email address.
If you already have a domain name, you can skip this step and go straight to ordering the email plan that best meets your needs.