Checking e-mail over the Web:
go to webmail.PrimaryDomain
(where macrogirl.com is your primary domain)
Log in with your email address and password for email.
You will find the usual folders, In-box, Spam, Recycle and so on. Click on In-box to read and answer your mail. It works pretty much like most mail programs.
Remember, when you use webmail, you are not downloading messages to your computer, so they will still be on the server unless you delete them. The next time you open the email program on your computer (such as Outlook, Eudora, Windows Mail, etc.) all messages on the server will download to your in-box, including messages you may have already answered on-line.
Why do you need to know this?
Checking webmail is useful if you are away from your own computer.
Whenever there are connectivity issues or other problems with email, you may still be able to go on-line and get your mail.
You can block certain addresses by adding them to the Blocked Sender list, or make sure that an address will never land in the spam file by adding the address to a “white list.”
Using your Control Panel:
Each hosting site comes with access to a control panel. Do not give anyone access to the control panel unless you specifically authorize them to set up mailboxes or perform other routine maintenance in your behalf. The password to your control panel is changed automatically about 4 times per year to guard against hacking and unauthorized use of the server space you pay for. If you can’t log-in, write me for the latest control panel password. This does NOT affect email passwords.
What can you do from the control panel?
- Set up new mailboxes; change forwarding addresses if you want mail delivered elsewhere (for example while you’re on vacation); set up automatic messages; other mail functions.
- Check web statistics. (Who visits my website? How many hits do I get? What search terms did visitors type into Google, Yahoo, Bing and other search engines to reach my site?)
- Confirm domain renewal or check domain status.
- Access webmail (you still need your email password to use this feature).