How to set up a hosted email account

Porkbun offers two ways to make a custom email address for your domain: email forwards and hosted email. If you want to send replies from your custom email address, you'll need to purchase a hosted email mailbox from Porkbun. Email forwards are free, but your replies will show as having been sent from your personal email address.

Here's how to set up a hosted email inbox:

1
Log in. You should arrive at the Domain Management screen. If you're already logged in, click your username in the top-right corner and select Domain Management.
2
Open up your Porkbun email settings from the domain management console by clicking on the envelope icon next to the domain for which you would like to set up hosted email.
3
The next screen, Email Hosting and Forwarding, will appear differently depending on whether you’ve already set up a Porkbun email address. 

If you haven’t yet set up an address, the screen will look like this:

Click "Setup Porkbun Email" to add an email account.

If you have already created an email address, the screen will look like this:

Click "Add an Email Address" to add an email account.

4
On the next screen, type in the email address you’d like for your domain, then a password for that email address. Don’t forget it! You'll need it for when you're configuring your email client. Click "Create Email Address" to add the account.

That's it! You can now access this using our webmail interface at webmail.porkbun.com or you can configure an email client such as Gmail or Outlook to send and receive as your new address. The following settings can be used to configure most email clients. Be sure to use your entire email address as your username while configuring your email client:

Service Hostname Port Security
SMTP smtp.porkbun.com 587 TLS (STARTTLS)
IMAP imap.porkbun.com 993 SSL (SSL/TLS)
POP pop.porkbun.com 995 SSL (SSL/TLS)