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Creating email accounts for your domain for free

Discussion in 'Software' started by Waria Ahmed, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. Waria Ahmed

    Waria Ahmed Byte Poster

    I have just bought my own domain from 123-reg.co.uk and it is asking me to pay £10.56 p/year for each mailbox I want to associate with that domain.

    Is there anyway I can get a free mail account?

    for example, if my site is www.certforumsgenius.co.uk and I would like to have an email address "[email protected]" is this possible? or do I need to purchase a mail account from 123-reg?

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  2. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

    Depends where you're hosting the domain - you don't have to host it with 123-Reg, you can host elsewhere (and pay) which may allow you to create unlimited mailboxes
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  3. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

    You can do what I do... Create e-mail addresses but instead of the domain hosting company hosting the e-mail account, have it redirected to another account, eg Yahoo, live, googlemail, etc...

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  4. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

    I have some dirt cheap hosting 19.99 a year with a free domain for unlimited bandwidth unlimited mail boxes etc.
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  5. Jay_7

    Jay_7 Nibble Poster

    I think you can use Google Apps for this purpose. You don't need to have googlemail email addresses or anything, just point your mx records to Google as far as I know. Clickage for more info
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

    blimey, i always thought 123 were competitive even thou you cannot get hold of anyone there :)

    that fee is just for the domain name registration. if you had a hosting package with them and imported the name to Cpanel you can have as many e-mail boxes as you want.
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