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Minimalist Web Design

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The Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus defined “The bigger the better” as: how much you value or want something is decided how big it is. But does this really counts for everything in life?

No, definitely not when it comes to web design. Yes, I know there will always be that someone who “knows” better or “thinks” that he knows better.

 

Get rid of needless things

Why would you want to include unnecessary elements and content in your web design? Certain designs can affect the usability of a website so you need to focus on the things that are important to your target market. Keep it simple – decide whether you want to include images etc. but you also need to make sure that you don’t lose the impact that you originally had in mind.

 

Keep colour to the minimum

Bright colours definitely do stand out but black, white or grey can add significance when it comes to minimalism. Choosing the right accent colours is vital but there is always room for any colours of the rainbow. Just be careful when it comes to bright colours – you don’t want your website to look like the exterior walls of the nursery on the corner of the street.

 

White and Grey emphasize

Take your minimalist web design to a larger extent with white spaces. To emphasize some elements over others, it is critical to use white space but try to avoid “empty” spaces. Shades of grey can be used for backgrounds and works beautifully when combined with black, white or other colours.

 

 Make every detail count

When you decide on doing minimalist web design, it is important to realize that all the other details have significance. Borders, spaces, colours, – the overall look – must all come together when there are just a few other elements.

You can still put your individual “stamp” on your website despite the minimalism. It can basically be anything: elegant or sophisticated, modern, fresh or even funky.

 

Typography

This is one element of minimalism where bigger is allowed to be better. Making use of big typography can make a huge impact on a website. It is a popular choice for headers, accents, and to add visual interests.

Circles are also very popular for minimalist websites. It can be used as accents in headings, logos and for navigation.o, next time you are planning a web design, remember you can keep it simple but beautiful.

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An easy way to use your WebEden Webmail service

Ever since we launched our domain registration service in September 2008, thousands of you have registered a domain name.

Most use these domain names to replace the .webeden.co.uk bit of your website address. And  many others have made use of the 5 free email addresses that we give away with every domain name.

These email addresses mean that you can send and receive emails on your very own domain name. You can either use our webmail service or use a desktop client such as Outlook. You can read more advice and watch a video tutorial on how to set up your email.

Should you ever encounter a problem getting to your webmail service from the WebEden Domain Names page, or you get errors in your email client (Outlook), then there is a quick and easy way to access your Webmail.

All you need to do to access your account is to use:

http://webmail.yourdomainname.co.uk

In other words, replace the ‘www’ bit of your domain with ‘webmail’. This brings up your webmail login page.

You need to fill out the boxes with:

1. Top Box: Your full email address

2. Bottom Box: Your email password

Make sure you use your email password and not a password for anything else.

Every email address with a mailbox on that domain can access webmail in the same way. Don’t forget to use the mail box name not an alias.

Bookmark it for later

Remember, you might need this page again so bookmark it to make it quick and easy to find later.

That’s it!

Good luck collecting your Webmail in this new way!

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Website Builder Tutorials: How to set up your Email

Ever since we started selling domain names, the most common support queries we have concern setting up email services on a domain name. WebEden gives away 5 free email addresses with every domain, which means you can send and receive email with your own personalised website address. You can access the email service either through webmail or using a desktop client such as Outlook.

For those who prefer written instruction, please see our earlier posts.

This is how you set up your first email address.

This is how to set up your webmail.

And this is how to set up your email using a desktop client such as Outlook.

For those who prefer a video tutorial, check this:

Let us know if you have any problems

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How to transfer domain names to WebEden

Transferring your domain name from your current domain name provider to WebEden should be easy. But the process can be as complicated as an East End heist gone wrong in a Guy Ritchie film. And what makes matters worse is that it differs between registries, the organisations who have overall control of the specific TLDs (top level domains) e.g. .com, .uk, .eu, .name, .biz, .info. The registries are the domain wholesalers.

Then there are the registrars, who are the domain retailers, better known as domain name providers who have their own rules of engagement. And still the plot thickens. Add to this tags versus auth codes, automatic domain locking, a small matter of confirmation emails and you have the dark underworld of domain name transfer.

But there is a happy ending! Read on and hopefully we’ll be able to straighten out the twists and turns of the transfer process.

The Main Issues

So what can delay a domain transfer from being processed? Frankly, lots!

•    Domain locking – Firstly you cannot transfer a domain if it is locked. Some providers do this automatically so they need to be asked to unlock the domain.

•    Sixty days – When a domain is first created all registrars block transfer out in the first sixty days. Some registrars also apply this restriction within sixty days of expiry. So you may wish to check 1. what rules your domain name provider (registrar) have around transfers out, and 2. creation and expiry dates.

•    Wrong Email Address – When you request a domain transfer a confirmation email is sent to the email address you originally registered against your domain name (unless you updated it). This ensures, for legal reasons, that the correct owner of the domain confirms that they have requested the transfer. The trouble is many people change email addresses and forget to update this very important contact point so they don’t get the confirmation email. If the email isn’t replied to or isn’t done exactly as described in the email then the transfer will fail. In the case of our transfer confirmation email it must be replied to with only the transfer code left in the body – but full instructions are given in the email.

•    Supply the correct ‘TAG’ – A tag is created for each registrar by Nominet (the registry that controls .uk domains). Initiating a .uk transfer requires the domain owner to supply a ‘tag’ to their current domain name provider (registrar). This is what is known as a ‘push’ process so by supplying your current provider with the tag e.g. ‘GANDI’, your domain will be ‘pushed’ towards the new domain name provider, in this case us. Just so you don’t get confused, GANDI is the supplier of domain names to WebEden so when dealing with domains for WebEden, always use ‘GANDI’ as the Tag.

If this tag is not supplied or it is incorrect then the ‘push’ will not be initiated and the transfer will fail, so just remember to supply your current provider with the tag ‘GANDI’.

•    Getting an ‘Auth’ code – The bulk of the other domain transfers, e.g. .com, .net, .biz, .org, use what is known as a ‘pull’ process. Unlike .uk transfers, the owner of the domain must go to their current domain name provider and request an authorisation code or ‘Auth’ code. This is then provided to the receiving provider during the transfer process. Most donating providers put a time limit on the Auth code so if action isn’t taken quickly then the Auth code can expire and the transfer fail. The other bigger trap is transcribing (reading and retyping) the Auth code. It is not uncommon for users to mistake l (L) and I (i) or 0 (zero) and O (letter o). So the surest way to not make a mistake is to copy and paste where possible.

•    Contact Details – When setting up the transfer any missing or incorrect address details will cause the transfer to stall. Check that full and accurate address and postcode details are provided and that the phone number format is correct. Also ensure you use exactly the same name you provided to your current provider as any minor difference will delay the process.

•    Country Restrictions – Finally, some registries (the guys that have overall control of the TLDs) set rules over domain ownership. For example if you wish to own a .eu domain, then you MUST provide an address with the EU. This is more noticeable when buying a domain but some domain owners move countries and this may cause a transfer to fail.

Transferring .uk Domains

Want to know how to make your .uk domain transfer flow smoothly? Just follow the steps below:
1.    Unlock – check with your current provider that the domain is unlocked and available for transfer

2.    Email access – also check with your current provider what email address is registered against your domain. If necessary, change it.

3.    Tag – supply your current domain name provider with the new tag, ‘GANDI’

4.    Contact Details – ensure that the contact details you provide in our domains module match those held by your current provider

5.    Email action – Once you receive the confirmation email from Gandi you must take action – reply to the email, in plain text, changing only the body of the email i.e. removing everything in the email body except the transfer code (code…/ACCEPT)

6.    Have patience – Transfers can sometimes take days, sometimes weeks. This often depends on how quickly you respond, the accuracy of your tag or contact details and how quick your current provider take action to release your domain from their service. While this is the Internet, the process is not instant!

Transferring .com Domains and all the others (.net, .org etc.)
To ensure a pain free transfer of your .com (or .net, .org, .name, etc etc) please just follow the steps below:

1.    Unlock – check with your current provider that the domain is unlocked and available for transfer

2.    Email access – also check with your current provider what email address is registered against your domain. If necessary, change it.

3.    Auth Code – request an Auth code (authorisation code) from your current domain name provider. You must get this before starting the process as you will be asked for this during the transfer process. And try to copy and paste it to ensure there are no ‘typos’

4.    Contact Details – ensure that the contact details you provide in our domains module match those held by your current provider

5.    Email action – Once you receive the confirmation email from Gandi you must take action – reply to the email, in plain text, changing only the body of the email i.e. removing everything in the email body except the transfer code (code…/ACCEPT)

6.    Have patience – Transfers can sometimes take days, sometimes weeks. This often depends on how quickly you respond, the accuracy of your Auth code and contact details and how quick your current provider takes action to release your domain from their service. While this is the Internet, this process is not instant!

What about my emails?

If you value your emails and wish to transfer your domain name into us you should be aware of a few things:

•    If you use webmail (and here’s our guide on how to set up your webmail) then your emails will be stored on your current domain name provider’s mail servers. If you transfer your domain across to us then you will lose ALL your emails as they will remain, and no doubt be deleted from, the mail servers of your current provider. If this is important to you then please see the next point.

•    If you use an email client e.g. Outlook, (Mac) Mail, Thunderbird, then you will need to store copies of your emails locally (on your computer) to ensure you save copies. Most email clients will provide an option to do this. Make sure you save copies of your emails before you initiate the transfer to ensure you have full access to your mail while you still have access.

•    If you wish to set up a client so that you can save copies of your emails then please refer to our article on how to set up your email.

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Registries: The controlling organisations which include three of the main registries: Nominet, who control .uk domains; Verisign who control .com and .net; Public Interest Registry, who control .org.

Registrars: Your domain name provider.

Auth Code: Authorisation Code, supplied by your current domain name provider (registrar) to transfer your .com, .net, .org, .biz, .mobi etc. This must be supplied to your new domain name provider so that they can request or ‘pull’ the domain across. This is usually a string of letters, numbers of combination of both, and often in mixed upper lower case letters.

Tag: A “TAG” is a handle or label specific to each registrar. This is only important when you wish to transfer a .uk domain. It is usually obtained from your new or receiving domain name provider (registrar) . It must be supplied to your existing or donating provider so that they can release or ‘push’ your domain over to the new provider. It usually consists of your new provider’s name, so when transferring a .uk domain to us you would use our domain partner’s name: GANDI

Locking: A lock placed on your domain by your current provider to stop it being transferred. Some providers automatically lock it, so you must request it to be unlocked for the transfer to take place.

Confirmation email:
You will be sent an email asking you to confirm that you requested the domain name transfer. Two key points: 1. It will be sent to the email address you currently have registered against that domain e.g. when you first set it up, and 2. you must follow the ‘acceptance’ instructions in the email exactly for your confirmation to be accepted. This email generally requires a response within 5 days.

60 day rule: This is the minimum period of time required between the original domain creation date and the time after which transfers are permitted. This delay does apply to all registrars.

Patience: A quality required in ample amounts when transferring. It usually takes between one and six weeks for a transfer to complete although it has been known to take as little as a few days. If domains are locked, auth codes are wrong (or tags not supplied), emails aren’t answered then it could take six weeks (worst case).

Good luck, and let us know how you got on.

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How to set up your email

We previously wrote about the free email services that you get with every WebEden domain name. We’ve had so much interest in that posting that here is an easy to use guide – how to set up and use your email.

The first step of course is to actually buy a domain name, or register the free domain name that comes with your package. Once you’ve done that, or transferred your domain in to us, the vast majority of people want to know how to set it up with an email client. This is the bit of software that sits on your computer that lets you send and receive emails without going onto a website

The most common email client is Outlook, which runs on PCs. If you’re a linux fan then you’ll probably be using Thunderbird. And if you use a Mac then it will be Mac Mail.

Any email client (application) that supports POP3 or IMAP (and SMTP) will let you to set up an account to send and receive emails.

This is all fairly easy to do, (although setting up your webmail is even easier) but there are a few  things you need to careful about. You may find you can’t send emails (although receiving is OK) or you find you’re sending emails OK but you just don’t see them turning up in your Inbox. So, if you need some help, have a problem to solve or you’re just curious then read on!

Email on your computer

Email clients are bit of software that let you to recieve, send and often save emails on your computer (as well as some mobile devices like iPhones and Blackberrys). The most commonly known and used clients are Outlook, Mac Mail, Eudora, and Thunderbird; all of which use POP and IMAP – essential protocols for setting up your email accounts.

Generally, setting up your email is quite a similar process for all clients. So where to start?
Once you have bought or transferred in your domain, for example, yourdomainname.co.uk you need to create your mailbox through the ‘domain names’ page on Webeden.co.uk. The Domains module is where you can manage your domains, renewals, hide your Whois contact details, check your billing and manage your mailboxes.

We’ll use Outlook as the example for setting up your email client due to it currently being the most popular client available. Just remember that Mac Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird etc will vary only a little with settings.

Setting Up – E-mail Accounts
1.    The easiest way to set up your account is using POP3 or simply POP (IMAP works just as well and will be similar to set up)
2.    Your name could be anything from Admin, John Smith, Johno987 – this is what your recipients will see in the ‘From’ section of your email
3.    Email address is the full email address you set up with your domain name – the Mailbox name not any aliases
4.    Your username will be your FULL mailbox address e.g. admin@yourdomainname.co.uk (not just “admin”)
5.    The password will be your mailbox password, NOT your WebEden (website) login
6.    The format you use for your incoming (to receive mail) server will be, for example: pop.yourdomainname.co.uk
7.    The format for your outgoing (to send mail) server will be, for example: smtp.yourdomainname.co.uk

So, is that it then?

Well, not quite. The final steps you need to complete setting up email are to be found in ‘More Settings’ on the main panel. Click this and a new panel will appear containing four tabs.
More Settings (the forgotten step)

The first tab in ‘More Settings’ is the ‘General’ tab. You only need confirm that the ‘Email Account’ matches your POP or incoming server address e.g. pop.sitemaker.com

The next tab is the ‘Outgoing’ tab. You need to check or select the ‘My outgoing server (SMTP) requires authentication’ option.

Please note that the most important step is to ensure that you select ‘Use same settings as my incoming mail server’. This will match the username and password between incoming and outgoing servers and ensure you can easily send and receive mail.

The ‘Connection’ tab settings are down to you and how you connect to the Internet but should normally be left alone using the defaults provided.
The same can be said of the ‘Advanced’ tab which controls the ports used. The defaults for the ports should normally be left alone also.
Once you have saved your settings, your email should now be ready to test and use.
NB. If you get an incoming/receiving error please double check your username matches your email address (mailbox name) and that the password is correct for your email account. If you get an outgoing/sending error please do check the ‘Outgoing’ tab and the same settings are used as your incoming mail server.

Additional Settings (should they be required)

The following ‘Settings’ are given should they be required beyond the default values:
•    User Name: your full email address i.e. you@yourdomainname.co.uk
•    Email type: POP3
•    Incoming mail server: pop.yourdomainname.co.uk
•    Incoming mail server port: leave as default – normally 110 (143 for POP SSL)
•    Outgoing mail server: smtp.yourdomainname.co.uk
•    Outgoing mail server port: 25 (465 or 587 for SMTP SSL)
•    Password: What was created when mail box created
•    Access Point: Choose own setting e.g. WIFI, 3G (whatever you use to access the web)

Frequently asked questions

Q. Why am I getting an error when I try to log in?
A. The usual causes are incorrect password or using the wrong mailbox name. If you use an alias rather than the mailbox name the login will fail. To check this, just login to webeden.co.uk, go to the domain names page and click the ‘Email & Settings’ link beside your domain. The name of your mailbox or mailboxes will be listed. These are the ones you must use to login.
Q. Why am I not receiving my emails?
A1. The most common problem is creating an alias that conflicts with one of your mailboxes. For example if you have mailboxes named Admin, Support and Sales and the Sales mail box also has an alias called Admin then an email sent to admin@yourdomainname.co.uk may fail. The system won’t know which mailbox to deliver it to, Admin or Sales (which has the alias Admin) so it is likely to fail. Please just check the aliases in all your mailboxes and remove all that conflict.
A2. Sometimes when testing emails you may try sending an email to yourself i.e. the from and to addresses are the same. This is never guaranteed to work as some email systems view emails being sent back to themselves as redundant and delete or block their return. If you wish to test your email address use another external account to test with e.g. Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo.
Q. Why can’t I send any emails?
A. The most common problem is not setting up the SMTP server correctly. Normally the main settings will be set up with correct username, password and server but the user forgets to set them up correctly on the Outgoing element of the account. The simplest way to correct this is to enable SMTP authentication, if provided, by selecting the “Use the same settings as my incoming mail server” option.
Q. How much space do I get to store my emails?
A. With our webmail you get 1GB
Q. If I transfer my domain name to you, will my email be transferred as well?
A. If you are transferring your domain name to us, all your mail will be stored on your current provider’s servers, so once the transfer completes your mail will be lost. We suggest using an email client (like Outlook, Mail, Thunderbird) to back up your mailbox locally onto your computer before you begin transferring your domain name.
Q. How do I set up IMAP?
A. Set up IMAP the same as you would set up POP. The only difference will be that the incoming mail servers will use IMAP instead of POP. So on the Main panel the incoming server would be for example: imap.yourdomainname.co.uk. You would also need to ensure this is configured on the General tab through More Settings.
Q. Can I view my emails on my mobile phone?
A. If your mobile phone supports POP3 or IMAP then you should be able to set up your email just as simply as we have explained above. Please read your mobile phone User Guide for more detail should you need help settings up your mobile device.

What does all the jargon mean?
POP Or POP3 is the most common way to receive mail. Will be used with SMTP to send mail.
IMAP An suitable alternate to POP for receiving mail. Still uses SMTP for outgoing.
SMTP This is the outgoing server responsible for sending mail. SMTP will be used regardless of incoming choice (POP or IMAP). The simplest process is to use the same settings as the Incoming server by using the ‘Requires Authentication’ option.
Username This is the full mailbox address e.g. john987@mysite.com (not just ‘john987’).
.tld This is short for top level domain and simply refers to the extension after your actual domain e.g. .com, .net, .uk, .eu, .us
Mailbox: This is an account you create using your domain name and has a prefix like admin or sales or mail e.g admin@yourdomainname.co.uk. The mailbox name (the full address) must be used as the username to login to it.
Alias: Alternative names you can give to a specific mailbox to provide more flexibility with your service. For example under the sales@yourdomainname.co.uk mailbox you could have the names of your sales team e.g. john@, susi@, josh@ all of which would redirect to Sales. Be warned though that ‘all’ addresses must be unique and aliases cannot be used to access your mail only the mailbox name can.

Good luck, and let us know if you have any problems.

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How to set up your Webmail

Every domain name in your WebEden control panel comes with free email services. Here we’re going to look at how to use those email services usiing webmail.

In order to take advantage of our free webmail, you’ll need to either register a domain name with Webeden (or use the free one you get with your package), or transfer one in.

It’s all pretty easy with webmail, you just have to remember to use your mailbox name and not an alias to log in. There are a few other rules but we’ll cover those below. So if you need some help, have a problem to solve or you’re just curious please read on…

Getting your Emails Online

Accessing your mail online is not unlike accessing mail from Gmail, Hotmail or Yahoo. All you need is access to the Internet, your login details and hey presto, you have mail! So even if you are miles from home or your own computer, you can access your mail. With our mail, you get 5 mailboxes, unlimited aliases and 1GB of disc space to store you mail.

Accessing your email

You can access your mail from the Domain Name page on Webeden.co.uk where you can confirm your mailbox name. Just make sure your are logged in order to do this. Or you can go direct to your webmail login page by using the following format: webmail.yourdomain.tld (where TLD means Top Level Domain e.g. .com, .co.uk, .net, .org). You can even save your webmail login page to your Favorites.

Once you open your webmail page:

1. Add your mail box name in the field (not one of your aliases)

2. The settings for “Interface” and “Open in new window” can be left alone

3. Tick the “Remember me” if you wish the system to remember your login details

4. Click “Login”

Once logged in you will see the usual tools and features including folder and email management, address book, mailbox settings and email rules.

Frequently asked questions

Q. Why am I getting an error when l try to log in?

A. The usual causes are incorrect password or using the wrong mailbox name. If you use an alias rather than the mailbox name the login will fail. To check this, just login to moonfruit.com, go to the Mange Domains section and click the ‘Email & Settings’ link beside your domain. The name of your mailbox or mailboxes will be listed. These are the ones you must use to login.

Q. Why am I not receiving my emails?

A. The most common problem is creating an alias that conflicts with one of your mailboxes. For example if you have mailboxes named Sales, Support and Billing and the Billing mail box also has an alias called Sales. If an email is sent to sales@ then the system won’t know which mailbox to deliver it to, so it will fail. Please just check your aliases in all your mailboxes and remove any that conflict.

A. Sometimes when testing emails you may use a redirect externally, one that bounces your email back to your new email address. This is never guaranteed to work as some email systems view emails being sent back to themselves as redundant and delete or block their return. If you wish to test your email address use another external account or service to forward to.

Q. How much space do I get to store my emails?

A. With our webmail you get 1GB

Q. If I transfer my domain name to you, will my email be transferred as well?

A. If you are transferring your domain name to us, all your mail will be stored on you current provider’s servers, so once the transfer completes your mail will be lost. We suggest using an email client (like Outlook, Mail, Thunderbird) to back up your mailbox locally onto your computer before you begin transferring your domain name.

What does all this jargon mean?

Alias: Alternative names you can give to a specific mailbox to provide more flexibility with your service. For example under the sales@myname mailbox you could have the names of your sales team e.g. john@, susi@, josh@ all of which would redirect to Sales. Be warned though that ‘all’ addresses must be unique.

Email Client: Another name for an application that allows you to access, manage and download your emails to your computer. These include MS Outlook, Mac Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Eudora and Opera Mail. To use these clients you need to set up your incoming and outgoing services e.g. POP, IMAP, SMTP.

Mail Forwarding: This means that you won’t have a mailbox for receiving or sending mail and any mail sent to your new email address will not be stored on the server but redirected or forwarded to the email address you want to access it from e.g. me@mydomainname.com > me@gmail.com

Mailbox: This is an account you create using your domain name which allows you to view, save and send emails from. You can access your mailbox using webmail or by using an email client like Outlook, Mac Mail, Thunderbird etc. The mailbox name must be used as the username to login to it.

Webmail: This means accessing your email online, that is without an email application on your computer. The most common examples are Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo, although our webmail also lets you access your mail over the internet

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Email data to be stored by ISPs

There’s an interesting story being covered by lots of sites including the BBC about new rules that force ISPs keep customer email data for a year.

From March this year, all ISPs will have to store information about EVERY email that you send or receive!

Lots of people are up in arms about this including human rights group Liberty. ISPs themselves aren’t too happy about, according to the Internet Service Providers association. Its going to cost too, estimates ranging between £25m and £70m

The Home Office – of course –are saying that this is a vital part of combating crime and terror.

The law comes in on March the 15th as part of a European commission directive. Some reports indicate that the government have even more plans for retaining data: Its called the Interception Modernisation Programme. This will be some sort of enormous database which will include details on every text, email, and phone call made or received, and every website visited.

What we really want to know is where are they going to store all that information? More than three billion emails are sent every day in the UK, so someone is going to have to start buying servers pretty soon!

What do you think – are you bothered about the government having the potential to snoop on your personal text and email relations? Leave us a comment below.

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Free email services with Webeden.co.uk

Back in September we had the exciting launch of our domain name registration service. As you probably know, all websites built using the webeden.co.uk system are automatically given a sub-domain of webeden.co.uk. Something like yourname.webeden.co.uk.

Before September, if you wanted to personalise your webeden.co.uk website with your own domain name, we sent you off to buy one from a domain name registrar. You then had to register your domain, and either point it or forward it to you webeden.co.uk website.

In September our domain name registration service launched, which meant that you could now register a domain name with Webeden.co.uk and automatically set it up with your webeden.co.uk website. In actual fact we gave your a free domain name with our Standard website builder packages, and upwards.

Since then, thousands of you have taken advantage of our domain name service. Which is great of course! But we’re wondering how many of you are getting the full benefit of what you get with your domain name? One of the great things about webeden.co.uk domain names is that they come with free email services for up to 5 people!

This means you can use the domain name you registered with Webeden.co.uk to send and receive email for free. So you can be you@yourdomain.co.uk rather than you@hotmail.com or you@yahoo.co.uk.

And what’s better, is that we enable you to do this for up to 5 people. So you can give away personalised email addresses to the other people involved with your website, or anyone else you choose. That might be colleagues or employees, friends, or family.

The best thing about using your free email service on your own domain is that it is entirely personalised and unique to you. You’re no longer one of the homogenous millions who are using the well known free email services, but you stand out from the crowd with your email address. By the way, its entirely free to use too!

And of course if you’re running a business, it makes it really easy for any customers or suppliers to remember your email address – its just you@yourdomain.co.uk, which of course is exactly the same domain name that you’re using for your website address.

If you’ve already registered your domain name elsewhere and want to take advantage of our free email service, you just need to transfer-in the domain to webeden.co.uk. Just go to our domain names page, type in your domain name and press ‘transfer’. You will also need to log into the control panel of the domain registrar where your domain is currently registered and change the IPSTAG to GANDI.

If you haven’t yet got a domain, then register a domain name now. Just click on the ‘domains’ tab and type in the domain name that you’d like to buy. You’ll then be able to use it as the web address of your webeden.co.uk website, and of course use it for the free email services.

The free email service can be set up and used via Webmail (where you access the email service through your webeden.co.uk control panel, similar to hotmail). This means you can send or receive your personal email from literally any computer connected to the Internet. In order to set up and access your webmail just go to webeden.co.uk, click on the domain name page, click ‘manage domains’ and you will see a list of your domains, along with a link to ‘set up and access your email’.

Or you can use a desktop client such as Outlook or Outlook express to send and receive email from your desktop. This is referred to as POP email. Here are all the details you need when setting up a new email account using your webeden domain name:

POP/IMAP Account
Server name : mail.gandi.net
Port : leave the default setting (110 for POP, 143 for IMAP, 995 for POP SSL, or 993 for IMAP SSL).
TLS or SSL : Yes
Username : your full e-mail address (including @yourdomain.tld)
Password : provide the password you had defined when creating your e-mail account

SMTP Account
Name server : mail.gandi.net
Port : 25, 465 (with SSL) or 587 (try one or the other)
TLS or SSL : yes
SMTP Authentication : yes, using the same settings as for the POP / IMAP account

For advanced users: each mailbox can have an unlimited number of names that go to the same mailbox, often called ‘aliases’. You can also set up email forwarding to another email address such as a hotmail or gmail account.

If all this makes sense to you, then start taking advantage of the free email service with your domain name. If you’d like any further help or advice, or just want to let us know how you’re using your free domain and free email services, then leave us a comment below.

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