How to Set Up a Bluehost Webmail Email Account

Set up Bluehost Email
Setup Bluehost Email

Bluehost is one of the world's leading hosting providers. With a wide range of plans, the company is a great choice, no matter what type of site you have. WordPress even recommends Bluehost as one of the best providers for running self-hosted WordPress content.

Like all web hosting providers, Bluehost offers personalized email addresses to its users. Keep reading and we'll explain how to create your email address, how to access Bluehost webmail, and how to add your Bluehost email to Gmail.

How to create an email account on Bluehost

The number of email addresses you can create depends on the hosting plan you choose. The basic entry-level shared hosting plan allows you to create five addresses, while the Starter cloud hosting plan offers 100 addresses. All other Bluehost plans allow you to create an unlimited number of email accounts.

When you're ready to create your account, go to and log in to your account using the button in the top left corner.

Once your account portal has loaded, look for the blue ribbon at the top of the page and click on Hosting . Then, in the submenu right below the blue ribbon, click on email . On your screen, you should see all the tools you need to create and manage your email addresses.

To create a new email address, select Email Accounts from the menu in the left pane and click Create Email Account in the main window.

Make Bluehost Email
Bluehost Make Email

Select the prefix you want to use with your new address (the part before @). Remember that you can also use dots (.) and underscores (_).

If you have multiple Bluehost domains, you also need to select the domain you want to connect your new email address to from the drop-down menu.

Further down the page, you need to create a password. You can use a password of your choice or ask Bluehost to generate one automatically.

Finally, at the bottom of the page, Bluehost asks you to determine your mailbox size and choose your preferred webmail client.

It is generally recommended that you select an unlimited mailbox size. You can leave the default Bluehost email client blank. It is not necessary to choose one at this stage; we'll talk more about options soon.

When you're happy, click Create to complete the process.

How to access Bluehost Webmail

Now it's time to start using your email address. There are two easy ways to access Bluehost webmail and one is a bit more complicated.

The easiest way to access Bluehost webmail is to go to and enter your credentials.

You can also access your email through the main Bluehost portal by going to Hosting > Email > [Email Address] > View Inbox .

Finally, if you're technically capable, you can create your own mail subdomain and forward it to a webmail client.

Choosing the right webmail client

Bluehost offers three separate webmail clients: Roundcube , Horde , and SquirrelMail . These are the same three clients you'll see with most of the top web hosting providers. Bluehost will ask you to choose one of three options when you first log in to your webmail.

Each of the three clients has its own strengths and weaknesses.

The Horde is the most fully functional of the three. In addition to an address book (which all three clients offer), Horde also includes a calendar, to-do list, event reminders, a news feed, and a notes page. It also provides spell checking and mail filters.

At the other end of the scale, SquirrelMail is the simplest client. Outside of the address book, there are no productivity tools, no way to filter your mail, and the interface only offers a two-pane view.

Roundcube hits the middle. System administrators can use plugins to add more productivity tools, the client supports drag and drop of email messages, and there's also a three-pane view with spell checking.

Round cube Email Client
Roundcube Email Client

Click on one of the client's logos to make your choice. If you change your mind later, you can change your webmail client under Hosting > Email > Email Accounts > [Email Address] > Webmail Client .

Use a Third Party Client with Bluehost Webmail

If you don't want to use Bluehost's own webmail interface, you can try using third-party webmail clients instead.

The most popular third-party webmail client is Gmail, but services such as Outlook, Yahoo, and GMX. will work too.

To add Bluehost to your Gmail portal, you first need to decide whether to use the IMAP or POP3 protocol. Bluehost webmail supports both. Generally, IMAP is the preferred option; it will leave a copy of your email on Bluehost's servers and allow you to access your messages on multiple devices.

To add your Bluehost email address to Gmail, sign in to your Gmail account and navigate to the gear icon > Settings .

Then click on the Accounts & Import tab and select Check Email from Other Accounts > Add Email Account .

Bluehost Add Gmail
Gmail Add Bluehost

A new window will open to guide you through the installation process. Start by entering your email address and clicking the Next button .

Gmail will prompt you to add your server details. Here is the information you will need:

Secure SSL / TLS settings

  • Username: Your email address
  • Password: Your password
  • Incoming server: (replace with your own domain)
  • Incoming port: 993 (IMAP) or 995 (POP3)
  • Outgoing server: (replace with your own domain)
  • Outgoing port: 465 (SMTP)
  • Authentication: your password

Standard settings

  • Username: Your email address
  • Password: Your password
  • Incoming server: (replace with your own domain)
  • Incoming port: 143 (IMAP) or 110 (POP3)
  • Outgoing server: (replace with your own domain)
  • Outgoing port: 26 (SMTP)
  • Authentication: your password

Warning. Using SSL/TLS settings encrypts your messages and ensures that no one but the intended recipient can read them. It is not recommended to use the default settings; however, sometimes network configuration makes it unavoidable.

The server details will be the same no matter which third-party webmail client you use, but the installation process will be slightly different.

More professional email address

Using Bluehost webmail allows you to create personalized and professional email addresses. Your personal brand or small business will instantly gain more credibility by having your own domain rather than using @gmail or @outlook.

Remember that you can even create a personal email without having to create a website.

Sign up with Bluehost using our special reader discount and create your email address today!

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