How to use an email account setup through TheWebsiteParkingLot.com

 

OVERVIEW

If you have an email account that has been administered by TheWebsiteParkingLot.com, it can be accessed using two different methods:

  • Web-Based Email: Access your email using a web browser such as Microsoft Internet Explorer, Firefox Mozilla, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, etc.
  • Computer Email System: Download your email to your local computer using an email program such as Microsoft Outlook, Apple Mail, etc.

 

You can also use both methods, but it is important to understand how the systems interact.  (further explaination is included below)

 

WEB-BASED EMAIL

The web-based email system runs on TheWebsiteParkingLot.com servers (computers).  You can access it by entering the following address in your web browser...

                  http://email.<your domain name>

 

<your domain name> would be the name of your website without the preceding 'www.'.  For example, our domain name is "TheWebsiteParkingLot.com" and our email system would be http://email.TheWebsiteParkingLot.com.

If your domain name were Medic124.org then your email system would be http://email.Medic124.org.

 

When your email account was setup, you should have been given a user ID and password to access your email account.  Using the login information provided, you can follow these steps to access your email:

  1. Open a web broswer (MS Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Firefox Mozilla, or Google Chrome work best).
  2. In the web address area, enter the email system address as discussed above, http://email.<your domain name>

     
  3. Enter your full Email Address and Password in the text boxes as indicated and click 'Login'.   You email include the '@' symbol and your domain name - for example: JohnDoe@TheWebsiteParkingLot.com  
    NOTE: Passwords are case sensative.  Upper case letter and lower case letters must be types correctly.
  4. Once you have logged into the email system, the tabs and menu options should help you to view and manage your email.  Just a couple quick tips...
       - New email will appear in your 'Inbox' which is usually displayed when you first log into the system.
       - Click 'compose' in the menu bar to create a new email to send to someone else.
       - When you are done using the system you can simply close the browser.
       - There are helpful tutorials and a 'Getting Started' guide listed when you place your mouse over the Help menu.

Note that when using the web-based email system, the email stays on our servers unless you manually delete it.  This means that over time, you could use up the space limit on your email account, especially if other people send you emails with large attached files or photos.   (Email accounts with unlimited storage space are available for additional cost.  Please check with an account representative if interested.)

 

COMPUTER EMAIL SYSTEM

This system is usually preferred because it will download your email to your computer to be stored on your local disk drive (rather than leaving it on the server).  This means that you are less likely to run out of storage space in your email account.

 

Most computers come with an email system already on the computer.  For Microsoft computers it is typically called Outlook.  (Outlook express will also work.)  For Apple computers it is typically called 'Apple Mail'. 

 

Although we do not provide details in how to use these computer email systems, we can help get you started.  If you log into the web-based email system as described above, there is a clear set of instructions under the Help menu for setting up this type of email system.  Please follow these steps to get to the instructions.

  1. Open a web broswer (MS Internet Explorer, Apple Safari, Firefox Mozilla, or Google Chrome work best).
  2. In the web address area, enter the email system address as discussed above, http://email.<your domain name>
  3. Enter your full Email Address and Password in the text boxes as indicated and click 'Login'.   You email include the '@' symbol and your domain name - for example: JohnDoe@TheWebsiteParkingLot.com  
    NOTE: Passwords are case sensative.  Upper case letter and lower case letters must be types correctly.
  4. Once logged in, place your mouse over the Help menu in the menu bar.  Click 'Tutorials'.
  5. On the Tutorials page there is a link to the Tutorial titled "Setting Up Your Email Account to Use POP".  Select this tutorial by clicking the title.

     
  6. Read through these instructions.  You will note that there are more detailed instructions listed further down the page for each type of email system you may be setting up.

             And don't hesitate to give us a call if you need help!

 

USING BOTH EMAIL SYSTEMS

It is OK to use both email systems.  For example, you may use the web-based system when you are not on your own computer and use the computer based system when you are.  However, it is important to remember that when you use the computer based system, the email is downloaded to your computer and deleted from the web server.  This means that the next time you log into the web-based email, you will not be able to see any of the email that got pulled down to your computer.  Instead you will ONLY see new emails that have come in.

Similarly, if you create a new email or 'reply' to an email while usng the web-based system, the email you send will not be stored in the 'sent' folder on your computer.  It will be in the 'sent' folder on the web server.

 

Note: Most computer email systems have an option to leave the email on the web server.  However, as mentioned previously, leaving email on the server could fill up the space available.

 

Enjoy emailing!

 

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