Creating a Mailbox

If you have an Advanced Email or Hosting account, you can create mailboxes on your domain name. A mailbox differs from redirected mail in that the mail is stored on our servers rather than being forwarded on to an alternate email address.

Setting up a Mailbox

1. Once you have logged in to your UKServers Account Manager, click Domains and then Email Settings link. (If you have more than one domain then use the ‘Selected domain‘ drop-down at the top right to select the right domain).

2. Click the Add recipient button.

3. You can now enter the details for your mailbox: you need to enter a valid recipient name, ie: sales or joe.bloggs, there should be no spaces and the only recommended punctuation characters you should use are period, dash or underscore. Then set the Enable mailbox checkbox and enter a password into the Mailbox password box – this is the password you will need when setting up your mail client.

You should not enter a Forward to address unless you also want the mail to be redirected to alternate email address aswell. You can ignore the other settings on this page for now (unless you want to setup a Autoresponder). Finally click the Save changes button.

4. You should now be back at the main email settings page, and this will show your mailbox name in the Mailbox name column – you will need this when you set up your email client. The mailbox name is the same as the email address for that mailbox.

You have now set up a mailbox on your domain name! Now visit our section on using mailboxes to see the many ways you can now use this mailbox at home, at work or on the move anywhere in the World.