Growing your personal brand or small business with GoDaddy opens up a slew of new possibilities, including a professional business email address. Understanding how to set up and use a GoDaddy email account can help your business prosper and look more trustworthy to current and prospective clients.
This article explains how to use GoDaddy email with Microsoft 365, how to convert any existing email accounts to your new GoDaddy account, how to get into your GoDaddy email account, how to send and forward emails, and how to modify your settings and password. You’ll not only have a new GoDaddy email account at the end, but you’ll also know how to access it from anywhere and keep under its storage restrictions.
What Exactly Is GoDaddy Email?
GoDaddy Email (formerly known as GoDaddy Webmail) allows GoDaddy customers to create a professional email address. You may, for example, create an email account based on your domain name, use calendar applications, and sync your contacts across mobile devices with the GoDaddy Email Essentials subscription. Using your domain name in your email address, such as “firstname.lastname@example.org,” may help you create trust with your customers and portray a polished, professional brand image. Furthermore, the GoDaddy Email Essentials package is not available elsewhere. As a result, it is a one-stop shop for GoDaddy customers alone.
When you purchase a GoDaddy paid plan for your company website, you are immediately enrolled in the Starter Email package. That bundle is identical to GoDaddy Email Essentials. When your Starter Email service expires, GoDaddy automatically promotes you to the GoDaddy Email Essentials plan. GoDaddy recently partnered with Microsoft 365 to provide customers with not just a professional email service, but also access to Microsoft 365 products like as the Excel, Word, and PowerPoint software programs.
You won’t have to bother about simple mail transfer protocol (SMTP) or sophisticated mail exchange (MX) records as a consequence of our partnership. GoDaddy’s Microsoft 365 email services integrate with Outlook, Apple Mail, and other email programs to keep all of your devices and accounts in sync. This process will be facilitated if you already have a GoDaddy website. If you don’t already have a GoDaddy site, create one.
Step 1: Register for GoDaddy Email.
Beyond the basic Email Essentials package, GoDaddy offers four more email plans: Email Plus, Business Premium, Online Essentials, and Premium Security. The Business Premium plan is highly recommended for small businesses since it provides access to Microsoft 365 as well as all the extras that make running your business and collaborating with partners easier.
After you’ve decided on a plan, click the “Add to Cart” button. We encourage that you pay annually rather than monthly to save money.
Each of these plans comes with at least 10 GB of storage for email, contacts, and calendars. Adding some extra features may come with infinite storage; however, in certain circumstances, the storage is only for the functionality of the features. These plans also include the GoDaddy secure email server, but you may enhance your account’s privacy and security by adding the Advanced Email Security, Email Archiving, and/or Email Backup features.
The GoDaddy Business Premium package includes OneDrive® for Business for even more secure online storage. If your company demands it, you may even pay a small charge to have your email account comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996.
GoDaddy will next prompt you to login in to your GoDaddy account or create one. After that, a billing information page will display, where you will simply fill out the relevant forms before proceeding to payment. Before processing your payment, you will validate the accuracy of all the information on the final screen.
Step 2: Create a GoDaddy Email Account
You will then be prompted to enter your GoDaddy domain name to begin generating your email aliases. To utilize this, you must have a GoDaddy subscription account and have purchased your domain from the business. If you need to transfer an existing domain to GoDaddy, the procedure may take a little longer and may include a phone contact to GoDaddy’s helpful support team.
After you’ve created your first email alias for your account, you’ll need to establish your username and password, configure administrator settings, and choose a backup email address to which GoDaddy should send account information. GoDaddy will then send you an email to confirm your account. Once you’ve received that confirmation email, you can begin synchronizing and configuring your GoDaddy professional email with Microsoft 365 on as many devices as you and your small business require.
Scan the GoDaddy quick response (QR) code with your phone to set up your GoDaddy professional email with Microsoft 365 account on any iPhone, iPad, Android, or other mobile device. This will install the Outlook software on your smartphone and then guide you through the procedures required to establish your GoDaddy professional email account easily. If you run into any problems, go to GoDaddy’s extensive instructions and/or video tutorial on how to set up your GoDaddy professional email with Microsoft 365 account on your iPhone, Android phone, or desktop computer.
Step 3: Integrate and Migrate from an External Account
You may effortlessly move an existing domain name or business email account with Apple Mail or another provider to your GoDaddy professional email with Microsoft 365 account. GoDaddy’s professionals handle these transfers behind the scenes, ensuring that they take place outside of your office hours to avoid any missed messages.
Furthermore, GoDaddy has lately begun to offer an easy-to-use online email migration solution that can be used from any device. You will no longer need to contact GoDaddy’s customer care team to transfer your existing email accounts using this solution. To utilize it, simply answer a few questions, select a migration date, and select an Office 365 email plan. All of your emails, folders, contacts, and calendars will show in your new inbox once you begin using your new business email account.
Remember that this migration takes roughly five days to complete. If you want access to your new email account before then, you must contact GoDaddy’s professionals. The date and time you set for your migration really indicate the point at which it is finished, so plan appropriately to accommodate this five-day procedure.
If you need to transfer more than one email account, you must choose an Outlook 365 subscription for each one separately. This provides additional flexibility, for example, if one of your existing email accounts requires more privacy protection than others.
Don’t be concerned about losing your current email address; you can retain it. Furthermore, all of your previous mailbox’s contacts, emails, and folders will be imported into your new inbox. The sole disadvantage of this service is that free email accounts, such as Gmail, cannot be migrated.
Step 4: Access Your GoDaddy Email Account
The many options to get into your GoDaddy professional email account may appear perplexing at first, but they make your account incredibly accessible. One alternative is to go to the GoDaddy landing page and click the “Sign In” button. Then a drop-down menu will display. There are two options under the “Inbox Links” section: “Office 365 Email Login” and “GoDaddy Webmail Login. “If you have the GoDaddy Email Essentials package, you may access your account using one of these methods.
If you’re already signed in to your GoDaddy account, the simplest approach to access your GoDaddy professional email is to go to your GoDaddy dashboard’s “My Products” page. Scroll down to the “Email & Office” area, where you’ll see a sign-in prompt.
After signing in, you’ll be sent to your Microsoft 365 Home main dashboard. You will then see many choices, some of which are at the top and indicate the progress of ongoing projects. “Outlook” is the second icon in another menu on the left side of your screen. When you click the “Outlook” icon, you will be sent immediately to your inbox, where you may review sent items and draughts, create new email messages, and do other things.
Step 5: Enable GoDaddy Email Forwarding
You may read and send emails, as well as create and manage groups, from your GoDaddy professional email with Microsoft 365 Outlook account. It works in the same way that most basic email systems do, with clickable menus and icons for various activities.
You may forward any emails or copies of emails to another account for record-keeping purposes using the GoDaddy email forwarding tool. This will ensure that you do not miss any messages from someone seeking to contact you via an outdated email address. It also allows you to establish many addresses, such as “email@example.com” and “firstname.lastname@example.org,” so your company can compete with larger organizations in terms of assistance.
Log into your Outlook account and click on the “Settings” icon in the upper-right corner to activate email forwarding with your GoDaddy professional email with Microsoft 365 account. You may either search for the “Mail” section or scroll down to the “Forwarding” page. Next, activate forwarding and input the email address to which you want your mail forwarded. If desired, you can also preserve a copy of your forwarded mails. Remember to hit the “Save” button to indicate that you wish to forward all emails to the email address you specified.
If you need to forward emails from an existing Gmail or Yahoo!® account, follow the instructions provided by those email providers. You can usually find these steps in the “Settings” or “Properties” menus, and the procedure should be quite similar to the one described above. If you run into any problems, GoDaddy, like other email services, provides some tutorials that will explain you through each step.
Step 6: Update Your GoDaddy Email Password and Preferences
GoDaddy makes changing and recovering your email password a breeze. You may change your password as the administrator of your GoDaddy professional email with Microsoft 365 Office account, as well as the passwords of any users or workers on your account. This will email them a temporary password, which they may then use to reset their own password.
To begin, navigate to the “My Products” area of your GoDaddy website dashboard. Scroll down to the “Emails & Office” part under that section. In the “User Accounts” section, choose the email address for which you wish to reset the password, and then click the “Manage” option.
A panel will soon display where you may change a variety of options. From this screen, you may not only change your password, but also establish and manage email aliases, set up your account on multiple devices, and even deactivate your account.
When you click the “Password” button, a pop-up box will appear in which you may enter a new password or generate a temporary one. If one of your workers or another user requests a password reset, click the “Generate temporary password” option and provide their recovery email address. When you’re finished, press the “Save” button.
Simply type a new password, confirm it, and have it sent to your recovery email if you only need to change your own password. Once you’ve reset your personal password, you may use it to send emails and do business.