Nowadays, how to setup a website is not such a big problem as before and web hosting has become important for a business. But how we can do to emails? When someone types www.my-new-venture.com into their browser they'll see your website. But if someone sends an email to firstname.lastname@example.org where will the message end up? By default, the answer is generally "nowhere at all". Incoming emails will bounce, which means that the sender will receive an error message saying that their message couldn't be delivered. Similarly, you won't be able to send email from your new domain either.
Until you set up your email, your business is not really fully online. Clearly this is a problem that you need to rectify. So how to setup a domain email for web hosting?
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Once you have setup a website, and web hosting is up and running, you really need to set up your email hosting too. This will let you send and receive email via your domain name. You can set up as many email accounts (also known as mailboxes) as you want. And you can set separate usernames and passwords for each one, so that different team members or employees can use their company email account without it being visible to anyone else.
One option is to setup with a commercial email hosting provider. However, this can prove expensive because you typically have to pay a monthly fee for each user's mailbox, and larger mailboxes (capable of holding more messages) are more expensive. But by setting up your own email server you can have as many mailboxes or email accounts as you want, and each can be as large as you wish, so long as your server has sufficient disk space.
Web hosting comprises three main components: a domain name, a web server to host the content, and a DNS entry that links the two together. The process starts when someone (anyone, anywhere in the world) types your website's address into their browser. The browser first makes a connection to the worldwide DNS database to look up the IP address of the web server associated with that domain name. Next, the browser makes a connection to that IP address and sends a command to the web server, asking for a specific page. The web server then sends the requested page to the browser and it's displayed on the screen.
Email hosting, in order to be able to receive incoming messages, works in a similar way. When someone sends an email message to email@example.com, their email program consults the DNS database to find out the IP address of the email server for my-new-venture.com (which may or not be the same as the web server for the same domain name). The email program then connects to the email server and sends the message, along with details of which of the server's users it is for (John Smith in this case). The email server stores the message. Later, when John wants to read his email, he uses his email program to log in to the email server using his allocated username and password. The server will then display all the incoming messages that have been received for him.
As you can see, the DNS system isn't just for linking domain names with web servers. It also creates the links for email servers, so that they can receive incoming mail for the domain. It works because there are multiple record types. The so-called "A" record (which stands for Address) is how you specify the address of a web server that corresponds to a domain name. Similarly, an "MX" record (which stands for Mail Exchange) specifies the address of the domain's mail server.
If you want your email hosting and web hosting on the same server, you simply set your domain's A record (specifically the A record for www.my-new-venture.com in this case) and MX record to the same IP address. If you want to host your email somewhere else, just change the MX record.
In this tutorial, we will use free email server software called hMailServer for the email services and a free email program called Thunderbird to read our email. So with Windows server correctly provisioned, secured and named, let's install hMailServer.
For details about Registering the Domain Name, Configuring an Instance, DNS Settings, Connecting to the Server, Configuring Server Security, please go to How to Set Up Email Hosting on Alibaba Cloud.
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