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    How to people have an eMail address using their own registered domain name such as myname@mydomain.com?
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    Most webhosting providers also provide email.
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    I'm asking technically how is it done? How does a registered domain name get used in an eMail address? I know people who don't use any web hosting services but that still have their own domain and custom eMail addresses. I want to know how that is accomplished.

    (I understand what domain name registration is. What I don't understand is how a domain name is incorporated into a custom eMail address.)
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    You point the domain to a server via nameservers, newly registered domains usually use the domainr egistrars nameservers and most registrars offer email service for $3/month. If you point it to a webhosting account/server then the domain will point tot hat server and when mail is sent to the domain->DNS->Server IP then them email arives at the server... A domain name is only an easy way to point to an IP/Server for example http://216.18.232.21 is the same as http://StealthyHosting.com, StealthyHosting.com points to NS1.StealthyHosting.com/NS2.StealthyHosting.com Nameservers are assighned an IP address so any domains that point to that nameserver will go to that servers IP address.

    Complicated but simple.

    Found a cool article that may help you http://www.agencybyte.com/2007/02/16...plain-english/
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    There are email hosting, that's better to use it to satisfy your needs.
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    To explain the basics of how it works:
    You send an email from you@aol.com to dan@maniacdan.com.

    AOL sees the "TO" email is @maniacdan.com and simply looks up the address to maniacdan.com.

    Once it finds it, AOL initiates a TCP connection to maniacdan.com on port 53, and says "here is an email for your user named 'dan'"

    My mail server then takes the email and puts it in my inbox.

    Easy-peasy.

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    You can register the domain you need like xyz.com for example and if you consider a hosting package with it which allows you to have email accounts, you can create an email account like you @ xyz.com (without spaces)
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    Originally Posted by Carl Owen
    You can register the domain you need like xyz.com for example and if you consider a hosting package with it which allows you to have email accounts, you can create an email account like you @ xyz.com (without spaces)
    Absolutely agree. You need to do the following.
    1. Find web hosting company (I recommend pinellashosting.com)
    2. After getting details about your web hosting account in your Cpanel find "Mail accounts"
    3. Click to add
    4. Follow instructions
    Good luck

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