How do I link my domain name to my mailbox?

How do I link my domain name to my mailbox?

Learn how to connect your domain name to your website, too.

Even though the domain name and the hosting are both essential components of a working mailbox, it is perfectly possible to have a domain name registered with one provider; and a hosting service, managed by another provider.

If this is the case with you, the directions below can help you connect the domain name to the hosting. Then when you send a message to an address, created with the domain name, the message appears on the servers of your hosting supplier.

Here we will look at three cases:

To check what the default domain name to your hosting is log in My.Register.eu and follow My Products >> My Web Hosting. If the domain name is there, it is the default one. If it is not, you need to create an SMTP domain.

My Products My Web Hosting

To create an SMTP domain name, please follow the steps below.

If you connect a domain via SMTP, the messages sent to it will be caught by another domains mailbox – a domain hosted in your My.Register.eu account. If that is the functionality you are looking for, follow the steps below.

  1. Log in your My.Register.eu hosting control panel.

  2. At the top follow My Products > Email Hosting.

    My Products

  3. Choose Management for the domain name, whose SMTP you would like to use.

    Email Hosting

  4. At the vertical menu to your left, click on SMTP domain names.

    Email details

  5. Click on + Add Domain Name. Enter the domain name and click on Add Domain Name again.

    SMTP domain names Add SMTP domain names form

    • If this message pops up, you need to verify your ownership over the domain name: ‘We could not check if you are the owner of this domain name. If you want to add this domain name anyway, you can send us the proof we need this way.’ Click on the link saying ‘This way’ and copy the TXT-record. Provide that to your domain name registrar or apply it to your domain name from their control panel. After the application of your TXT-record takes place, you will be able to proceed.

      We could not check TXT-record

    SMTP domain names added

Congrats, your domain name is already registered in our system!

Your job at My.Register.eu is practically done. What you need to do now is change your domain name’s MX-records to the MX-records of your account with Register.eu.

The default MX-records you can use are as follows: mx.mailprotect.be with priority 10 mx.backup.mailprotect.be with priority 50

Please provide those MX-records to your domain name registrar. Most domain name suppliers will have the option to change an MX-record from their control panel. Log in and look for Name Servers or DNS management.

Once your MX-records are changed, you need to allow an hour to twenty-four hours for the connection between your domain name and your hosting to become completely stable.

Point your Register.eu domain to another mail service.

You have to first make sure your domain name is added in the system of your hosting provider the right way. With Register.eu you basically just have to change the MX-records. To do that please follow the steps bellow:

  1. Log in your My.Register.eu hosting control panel.

  2. At the top follow My Products > DNS & Forwarding management.

    My Products DNS & Forwarding management

  3. Click on the MX button or follow DNS & Forwarding > MX-records.

    MX-records

  4. To change your current MX-records:

    1. Click on Edit.

    2. Change the destination with the MX value.

    3. Change the Time To Live (TTL) if you have to.

    4. Change the priority – the lower the value – the highest the priority. If you have two MX-records, with priorities 1 and 2, the MX-record with value 1 will be your primary, and the MX-record with value 2 will be your secondary.

      Change destination + TTL + priority

    5. Click on + Save.

      Changed

    6. You can check your records here: DNS

  5. To add MX-records:

    1. Fill in the subdomain prefix in the left field at the bottom, or leave it empty if you would like to create an MX-record for the domain name itself.

    2. Fill in the destination, or the MX value in the right text field.

      Add destination + TTL + priority

    3. Click on + Add.

      Added

    4. You can check your records here: DNS

Once your MX-records are changed, you need to allow an hour to twenty-four hours for the connection between your domain name and your hosting to become completely stable.