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Switching email host from Godaddy to Hostgator

Discussion in 'Domain Names & Parking' started by mrturnitup, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. mrturnitup

    mrturnitup Registered Member

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    Might not be the greatest post of all time, but I thought i would contribute on how i changed my email from Godaddy to Hostgator to avoid anyone the pain.

    I was recently with Godaddy for hosting and using their website tonight template. Although great for beginners, I was seeing that Hostgator offered some hosting plans and decided to go with the baby plan for less than what i was paying with Godaddy. All in all I had email through them and as soon as I cancelled my hosting with GD, I stopped getting emails from that server.

    So after taking a few steps i'll let you know how I did it.

    1. You'll have to login into Godaddy and go to your control panel, Then click on Infocenter (Shown in Pic)
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    2. You'll need to obtain your Email server settings once you've accessed next page
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    3. You're going to need to login your Cpanel through Hostagor

    4. Once in Cpanel go to your MX entry.
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    5. Once there you'll want to change the option to Remote server and enter your Server settings.
    - Add your new records
    - Settings can take up to 48 hours to take effect.
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    I had so much trouble for some reason in doing (Probably because first time) , so i wanted to show for anyone who will have to go through this process.
     
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  2. Panther28

    Panther28 Elite Member

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    Email hosting with godaddy is a total con, since once you have your hostgator hosting setup for your domain, you can just get unlimited emails for free there.
     
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  3. mrturnitup

    mrturnitup Registered Member

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    Aww nice lol :) I guess now that i know i'm gonna get a info@domain.com. Thanks :)