Creating Email Accounts And Aliases
Setting up a Jimdo webmail account
If you are using a custom domain with your Pro, Business or Platinum website, you can create email accounts for that domain through Jimdo. We partner with Rackspace to provide our customers the option to register a custom email address (such as firstname.lastname@example.org). You can purchase a single email account or a bundle of ten as add-ons to your paid plan.
To create your email account, open the Menu and go to Settings > Domains & Email > Email Accounts. Click on “Add a new account” and choose your preferred address and password.
Creating email accounts for external domains
If you are using an external domain with your Jimdo site, make sure that it is properly connected before you try to create email accounts for it through Jimdo. If your domain is connected via nameservers, your MX Records should already be correctly set so that you can use Jimdo webmail. If your domain is connected via A Record or CNAME entry, you will need to change your domain’s MX Records to:
Please note that DNS changes can take up to 48 hours to propagate. Your Jimdo email accounts will start functioning properly as soon as the DNS changes have taken place.
Creating email aliases
To create email aliases (also known as email forwarding addresses), open the Menu and go to Settings > Domains & Email > Email Accounts. Click on the ‘Forwarding Email Address’ tab where you can then add a forwarding address of your choice. For example, you could create email aliases like email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and have emails sent there automatically forward to your main email inbox.
What is the difference between an email account and an email alias? An email account is an actual account with an inbox, email settings, and the option to reply to emails using that address. An
email alias doesn’t have any of that. Instead, it automatically forwards all incoming messages to a different email account.