Every VirtuaWeb account allows e-mail services under
domains. This allows you to have e-mail addresses such as email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, etc. There are four different types of e-mail services
allowed under a domain.
You can configure any of these services via our E-Mail
Mailbox / POP3 / IMAP
While often referred to by different names, we will use the term mailbox.
Basically a mailbox is an actual location where mail gets stored. Mailboxes
are generally accessed using mail clients, such as Outlook, Netscape
Messenger, or Eudora. Instructions for configuring various mail clients
are provided below.
Often also referred to as mail aliases, these are addresses that forward any
mail sent to them to another address. For example, you may have an employee
who has a mailbox at email@example.com. If this employee is the sales
person for your company, you could configure the forwarders firstname.lastname@example.org
and email@example.com and have them forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this manner, the employee does not need to have three different mailboxes
Auto responders are useful for giving out information. An auto responder does
nothing but responds to any e-mail it received with a preset message. If you
had a product called Flubber, you could create an autoresponder called email@example.com
that replies with more information about the product.
These are often called reflectors. A mailing list account allows you to
specify a list of e-mail addresses. Whenever this address receives a message,
it automatically sends that message to everyone on the list.
Setting up E-Mail clients
We have step by step instructions on setting up some
of the most popular E-Mail programs. If you have any questions or problems in
doing this, or if you need help with an unlisted E-Mail client, you can always
e-mail our friendly support staff at firstname.lastname@example.org