Our Webmail feature lets you access your email from any computer with an internet connection and a web browser. It makes no difference what brand of computer, what operating system, or what browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Netscape, Safari or any other). Whether you’re at a neighborhood friend’s house or traveling on the other side of the world, your email is as close as the nearest internet capable computer.

Here’s how to use our Webmail feature. For the examples, we’ll use the website domain.com and the email address [email protected] When you actually use Webmail, substitute your own website domain and email address.

1. In the web browser, go to http://www.(your domain name)/webmail. Your domain name is the name of your web site, including the .com, .net, .org, or other extension. For example if your domain name is widgets.com, to check webmail you’d go to http://www.widgets.com/webmail. The web browser will present a screen or window asking for your user ID and password.

Enter your complete email address and email password

Your user ID is your full email address, as in [email protected] Your password is your email password…the same password that was entered into the email program on your computer when you first started using it. Once you’ve entered the user ID and password, click the OK button.

2. The next screen offers you a choice of three online email programs. These are web-based programs that work through any web browser that allow you to view, respond, create, attach, and send email. Horde, SquirrelMail, and Round Cube all have the similar features, but each has its own look. Try all 3, then stick with the one that feels most comfortable. To select one, just click on its icon to go to your InBox in that program.

Click on the icon for one of the three available webmail programs

4. You’re taken to the InBox screen. (For this illustration I used SquirrelMail).

The SquirrelMail inbox window

The webmail window is very similar to your computer email program. All the standard features are here: composing new messages, reading, replying, forwarding, and deleting messages, adding attachments, and saving contact info in the address book. Like in your computer email program, you can create folders in which to store messages.

To exit Webmail, click Sign Out, then quit the web browser.