Module 8: Email

Introduction:

Hosting accounts allow you to setup email accounts using your domain name.  For example, contact@myportfolio.com.  The storage space you have your account also include the storage space you have for email.

If you use your email a lot or send and receive attachments, we recommend using a 3rd party service like Tutanote, G Suite or Zoho to host your email.  Then you get more storage space and if something happens to your hosting account it won’t affect your email.

Lecture Topics:

  • What is email
  • Email security and surveillance
  • Email with cPanel
  • 3rd Party Email providers
  • MX Records

Slides:

Practice:

  • Research 5-10 different email providers that let you use custom domain names.  Compare features and pricing.
  • Try setting up an email account in cPanel
  • Practice configuring your MX Records to point to a 3rd party email provider

Assessment:

  • Explain the pros and cons of hosting email on the same server as your web site versus using a 3rd party email provider.
  • Choose and justify which you think is the best email provider for a personal website, small business and large corporations.