Using an email with your domain extension (e.g. email@example.com) makes you look more professional than just sending the usual free email provider domain (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com). Bluehost offers free email hosting with its shared hosting plans and lets you create up to five professional business email addresses. Most shared hosting plans by Bluehost also come with a free 30-day trial to Microsoft Email.
Below, we’ll teach how to set up your Bluehost free email with your domain extension.
Bluehost Free Email For Businesses
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1. Choose Your Bluehost Plan
You can get hosting that costs as low as $2.95/month if you opt for a longer contract
The cheapest hosting plans are the Bluehost Basic, Plus, and Choice Plus shared hosting plans. If you need to build more than one website, Bluehost’s Plus and Choice Plus Plans let you add unlimited websites, parked domains, and subdomains.
Once you’ve chosen a plan, you’ll be prompted to choose from the following options:
- create a new domain
- use your existing domain
- skip the step and create your domain later.
2. Choose Your Domain Name
Most Bluehost plans come with free domain for one year
Bluehost’s shared hosting plans come with a free domain for one year. Among the domain you can use are:
3. Input Payment Details & Review Your Purchase
Higher-tier Bluehost hosting plans include a free domain privacy for one year
Opting for the 36-month contract will give you more savings. For instance, the Choice Plus plan only costs $5.45/month if you get the 36-month plan. On the 12-month plan, however, it costs $7.45/month. The cheapest Bluehost Plan is the Basic Plan, which starts at $2.95/month with a 36-month contract.
You’ll notice that on the payment page, the SiteLock Security Essential is automatically checked. Bluehost plans come with free SSL, so if you want to save a little, you can uncheck the SiteLock Security Essential box.
Once you’ve confirmed your payment, Bluehost will email you your payment confirmation which contains your account and FTP information.
4. Creating Bluehost Free Email Accounts
You can create up to five free email address with your domain extension for your business
Inside your dashboard, you will see different menus on the left-hand side. Click Advanced and then go to Email Accounts under the Email Tab.
Once you’re in the Email Accounts dashboard, click the blue Create button. Then, choose your username that will go before your Bluehost free email domain name extension (e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you’re planning on keeping your email messages within Bluehost’s email hosting service (e.g. Roundcube), you can set your email to have higher storage space so you don’t have to keep deleting emails. Otherwise, you can keep it at 100MB if you’re planning on setting an inbox on Gmail or another application.
To check if your email is working, click Check Email in the Email Accounts dashboard.
Checking Your Bluehost Free Email
You can check your emails with your domain extension using Bluehost’s webmail, Gmail, or your preferred app on your device
1. Web Mail
You can check your email using the webmail provided by Bluehost. The webmail can be accessed by:
- going to the Email and Office tab on your Bluehost dashboard
- clicking Manage
- choosing the email account you want to check
You will then be redirected to the webmail.
What many Gmail users do is connect their free Bluehost email domain extension to their Gmail account. To do this, follow these steps:
- In your Gmail account, click the gear icon on the upper right hand corner and click “See All Settings”
- Choose “Accounts and Import”
- Scroll down to “Add a Mail Account”
- You will be prompted to add your free Bluehost email with a domain extension. Click next after adding your email.
- Add the full email address with your domain extension in the username box. Add your password.
- In the Port section (POP Server), choose 995, and check the “Always use a secure connection” box. You can check “Leave a copy of the retrieved messages” in your inbox, but make sure to increase the storage limit or regularly check your webmail to avoid getting your inbox full.
- Click “Add Account.”
- If you want to be able to send emails using your free Bluehost email directly from Gmail, choose “Yes, I want to be able to send mail as email@example.com”
- Choose your preferred name, then click “Next Step.”
- In the SMTP server section, choose Port 465.
- Add your username and password, then tick “Secured connection using SSL.”
- Click “Add Account”
3. Connecting to Other Apps or Devices
You can also connect your free Bluehost email with your domain extension to your device (e.g. iPhone, iPad, Mac, Outlook). To do this, go back to your Email Account dashboard, then click “Connect Devices.” It will lead you to page with the list of details you need to connect your email, such as your SMTP Port, username, password, and incoming server.
Most of the shared hosting plans Bluehost offers come with free web mail hosting and up to five email accounts
If you want a professional email address for your business without having to pay extra, the free email that comes with Bluehost shared hosting plans is a great option. Of the available shared hosting plans with free email and domain, the Bluehost Plus Plan and Choice Plus Plan are excellent options that deliver great value for money.
Yes, the shared hosting plans by Bluehost come with free email hosting and free Microsoft Mail 30-day trial.
Check with your hosting if they offer free email hosting. Bluehost, Hostgator, and SiteGround have plans that come with free email.
In your Bluehost dashboard, go to the Advanced option on the sidebar. Click Email, then find the Create button on the upper right corner. You can check out the images we included in our instructions above.
Bluehost lets you add up to five email address to be used with your domain extension.