Add a Pop3 Email Account to Gmail

Add a Pop3 Email Account to Gmail

Many people use Gmail to handle their personal email account or as a quick and easy option when setting up an email for their business. However, using an email address with your own domain (the address of your website) looks more professional and helps keep your personal and private mail separate.   In a previous post I outlined how to set up a new email account in cPanel which can be set up to be received in any mail client such as Outlook, Thunderbird or the Mail app for iOS or OSX. But did you know you can also choose to access those emails in your existing Gmail inbox? If you already have Gmail configured on your phone or have it bookmarked in your browser then being able to read and reply from the same place has obvious benefits. Your customers will still only see your custom address and you don’t need to worry about how to access your emails or configuring a whole new email client.   Sound good? Then let’s begin.   First of all make sure you have your username and password for your account (the username in this scenario is simply the email address). Make sure you have them to hand as you’ll need them throughout the process.   Next, go to your gmail account and log in (this is still using your [email protected] details) and go to your inbox. In the top right select the cog icon   and select Settings     At the top of the page you will see a list of setting titles where you can change different aspects of...
Creating a new email account in cPanel

Creating a new email account in cPanel

Having an email address with your own domain name is a simple change that can make a big difference.   If you are still using a @gmail.com, @btinternet.com or even a hotmail address then you could be damaging your business’ image by looking unprofessional and, if you are sending marketing emails, you increase the risk of your email being sent straight to the junk folder. In this quick post I will show you how to set up an email account so you can start sending emails from your own domain.   Setting up an email address is quite straightforward if you have access to the cPanel for your hosting account. If you have your site hosted with Will Chiswick Web Design and have the Larger Website or eCommerce Hosting option, or have bought your hosting elsewhere, you can access your cPanel by going to:   www.yourdomain.co.uk/cpanel which will bring you to a screen like this:     Enter your login details (hint: it will probably be the same as your FTP details if you know them, or just ask me if you’re unsure!)   Once logged in you will see an array of options available to you. Unless you are sure what you are doing I would advise not playing too much with the different options but have a look around and if you would like to know more just ask. The option we will be dealing with today is the one for ‘Email Accounts’ shown here: Click this option to see a list of email accounts already set up and where you will be adding your new address....
The Great Big Website Giveaway!

The Great Big Website Giveaway!

Hello and welcome to my new website! In order to kick things off and try to get as many people as possible interested in what I’m doing I’ve decided to run a little competition. I’ve now finished setting up the Facebook and Twitter accounts for Will Chiswick Web Design as well as created a mailing list to send out regular updates and news. Now all I need are some people to receive them!   That’s all very well and good I hear you say but what do you win?   Well, whilst not the most original prize in the world, I will be giving away a FREE CMS Website complete with .co.uk domain name and a year’s FREE hosting!   Whether you are a business, a band, an organisation or just want a personal website you’ll get the full Will Chiswick Web Design treatment including consultation, personalised design and any training you may require as well as full ongoing support for the entire year. Sound good? So how can you enter for a chance to win? Just like this: Sign up for the Will Chiswick Web Design Mailing List here or using the tab on the Facebook Page Like the Facebook Page Follow @WillChiswickWD The competition will run until the 30th June 2014 and the winner will be chosen from the complete list* of subscribers, likers and followers** on the 1st July 2014. The winner will then be contacted through whichever medium they entered and work on their new site will begin… whenever is best for you!   Before entering please read the full Terms and Conditions and if...
Things to Consider Before Selling Online (Part I)

Things to Consider Before Selling Online (Part I)

So you want to start selling online? Great! Let’s get started then…   Hold on.   As with starting any new venture in business it is of paramount importance to plan ahead before taking the plunge. As the old adage goes, ‘Fail to plan and plan to fail,’ so below I have outlined just some of the things you should consider before starting out selling online. It is in no way an exhaustive list so feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss your individual requirements or leave a comment below if you have anything to add.   Know Your Product(s) You may have many years experience selling your particular product(s) and have a great knowledge of the industry. You may be very new to your particular business but have a passion for what you sell. You may even have created a totally new product which is so far peerless in the field. But knowing your product inside out is vital. It may sound obvious but knowing the strengths and weaknesses of product is key to knowing your potential and actual customer. How can you be sure that people will want to buy your product? Why have they not bought one already? Are they more likely to buy a similar product? What type of people does your product attract? These are no doubt questions you have asked and answered in the process of setting up your business but it is helpful to refresh in your mind the key points. What are the key selling points of your product which must be made clear to visitors viewing...