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Learn about Domain Names

If you are new to world of websites and web hosting, you may not understand the capabilities that come free with your new domain name, and one of them is the ability to send and receive emails at a customized domain email account. In this article, we will explain what a domain email account is.

What is an email address?

An email address simply is an electronic address to which email messages are delivered. An email address is made up of a local part, an @ symbol and a domain part.

For example, in the email address johnsmith@sampledomain.com, “johnsmith” is the local part, ”sampledomain.com” is the domain part.

What is the difference between an email address and an email account?

While an email address is simply an electronic address, an email account is the actual electronic mailbox. In other words, an email address is a name for a mailbox. 

An easy way to explain this distinction is to think of an email address as the address of a building and an email account is the actual building itself. 

While the distinction is subtle, it is important because it is possible to have several email addresses pointing to the same email account.

For example, it is not uncommon for standard email addresses like “abuse@”, “sales@”, “accounts@” and so on, to be delivered into the same mailbox. 

What is a domain email account?

Like we mentioned earlier, an email address is made up of a local part, an @ symbol and a domain part.

For example, in the email address johnsmith@sampledomain.com, “johnsmith” is the local part, ”sampledomain.com” is the domain part. Hotmail.com, Gmail.com, Yahoo.com are all examples of the domain part of an email address.

A domain email account is one that uses your own domain for the domain part. 

When you register for a domain name, not only can you set up a website using your domain name, you can also create email accounts with your domain name. Domain email accounts are included free as part of your Doteasy web hosting plan, starting at 10 email accounts for the Doteasy Starter Plan. For more details, please refer to the Doteasy web hosting plans.  

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