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  • How do I set up my Email plan to work with my Gmail account?

    To set up your Email to work with Gmail, please follow these steps: Log into your Gmail account. Click the gear icon on the top-right side of the page. Select “See all settings" from the drop-down menu. Click on the "Accounts and Imports" tab. Under the "Check mail from other accounts:" section, click the "Add a mail account" button. When the box pops up, enter your email address and click the "Next" button. Confirm that Gmailify is not available for this provider and press the “Next” button.Google will now ask for a username/password and POP settings. You can retrieve this information under your POP3/SMTP settings in your Email Hosting web space. IMPORTANT: Your username is ALWAYS the Full email address. Enter webhost.dynadot.com as the POP server. Change the port to 995. Check the "Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail” option, and then click the "Add Account" button, and you will then be able to receive emails through Gmail. Gmail will then ask if you would like to send from this address as well. Select “Yes” and press the “Next” button. You will see another confirmation screen. Skip to the next step by pressing the “Next Step” button. The SMTP server should read webhost.dynadot.com.The SMTP server port should be 587. The "Secured connection using TLS" option should be selected by default. If not, please choose that option. Click on the "Add Account" button to save your changes. Next, gmail will ask you to verify the new address using a confirmation code or link. Once verified, you will be able to access your Dynadot email through your existing gmail account! NOTE: Gmail does not support IMAP. Want to set up your Email plan on another platform? Check out these additional instructions: iPhone iPad Mac Mail Microsoft Outlook Thunderbird

  • What is web hosting?

    Web hosting - or website hosting - is a service that allows individuals or organizations to make their website available on the World Wide Web. Web Hosting services typically offer server space that can be purchased or rented to host your website. There is a range of options from shared hosting, which offers space on a shared server, to hosting on dedicated servers. Dynadot offers one option for web hosting: Website Builder with built-in hosting, which offers customers a simple way to drag and drop their way to a beautiful website.

  • What are the POP3, SMTP, and/or IMAP settings for my domain email in your Email plan?

    To access your POP3, SMTP, or IMAP settings, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Emails" from the left-side menu bar. Select "Sign In". A new page should load in a new browser window. Choose the email account you want under the Mailboxes section, located in the bottom left corner of the screen. Click on the Gear icon (General Settings) at the top of the left-side menu bar. Click on the "Settings" link at the bottom of the left-hand corner of the page. Look for the "Remote Access" box. To enable POP or IMAP access, toggle "Remote Access Enabled" on. Press the "Save" button to save your changes. Now this email account can be accessed by POP, SMTP, or IMAP. Use the settings in the "Remote Access" box to configure your email client software.

  • Do you have a website builder that comes with each domain?

    As a matter of fact, we do. We offer a free and easy-to-use Website Builder with every Dynadot domain. We offer six templates to choose from that are completely customizable. Our Website Builder is mobile optimized, includes SEO, blog, coding tools, and, with our business plan, custom email. NOTE: You do not need to purchase additional web hosting with our Website Builder.

  • How do I change the domain associated with my Email plan?

    Unfortunately it is not possible to change the domain associated with your Email plan. Your email is linked to your domain.

  • Why are there ads on my free hosting website?

    If you are using our one page free hosting available through your domain's name servers settings, then you will see ads on your website (This may no longer be available in some accounts). However, we now offer a Website Builder, which gives you one free page with no ads! Along with giving you one free page with no ads, it also offers eight completely customizable website templates and easy-to-use tools. The free version of our Website Builder does have "Powered by Dynadot" in the footer; however, this is not an "ad".

  • Do you place advertisements on websites using your Email or Website Builder plans?

    No, we do not place any ads or banners on websites that use either our Email Hosting plans. We also do not place any ads on any of our Website Builder plans, including our free plan. If you are using our free one page hosting available through our name server settings (which may no longer be available in some accounts), then we do place advertisements on your website.

  • What are Dynadot's name servers?

    Our name servers are: Email Plan: ns1.dynadot.com ns2.dynadot.com Learn how to set your name servers in your Dynadot account.Learn how to set your own name servers, also known as glue records.

  • Can I install my SSL certificate on your Web Hosting?

    It depends on which hosting plan you purchase from us. We offer Email - as well as our Website Builder (which includes hosting). We can install a free SSL certificate on your Email website if your domain is registered with us and connected to your hosting plan using our DNS via an 'A' record. Please contact our customer support team for help setting that up. Please note that our Website Builder has a built-in SSL certificate for its e-commerce shopping cart, which is available through our business plan.

  • How do I access my Email plan?

    NOTE: We no longer support the "hosting" services in our Email plan (formerly called Email Hosting), including FTP. New purchases of our Email service will only have access to an email control panel to manage emails. To access your Email plan, please follow these steps: Sign in to your Dynadot account. Select "My Emails" from the left-side menu bar. Click on the "Sign in" link. Your Email Hosting will load in a new window on your browser.

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