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    Free email with Wordpress Managed Hosting?

    I bought the basic Office 365 email last year but my site only needs one address and does not need Office. I need basic email forwarded to my email account at Gmail. I do not want to pay for fancy Office email and do not need their apps. I have my own Office 365 account at home for my Wife and I. Can anyone tell me how to dump the Office but keep the email? I want one address attached to my hosted site name and I think I know how to forward it after that.

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    Super User III
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    Re: Free email with Wordpress Managed Hosting?

    @rnewman19 

     

    It is my understanding that you can still get free email forwarding from GoDaddy - if you go to https://wcc.godaddy.com you should see any available credits. This is just a forward - not a mailbox. 

     

    You would then just need to update your MX records and make sure to cancel the Office 365 account.



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    Re: Free email with Wordpress Managed Hosting?

    FYI, I just got off the phone with GoDaddy and they are suspending any form of free email with their Wordpress Hosting, all will cost about $60/year now, both 365 and IMAP. I am likely moving my site.

    Super User III
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    Re: Free email with Wordpress Managed Hosting?

    @rnewman19 

     

    To the best of my knowledge your statement is correct - GoDaddy is no longer offering free email (IMAP/POP) accounts. The are (as far as I'm aware) still offering Free Forwarding - but it sounds like you want an actual mailbox.

     

    I'm not aware of any providers that offer a Managed Platform with Free Email. 



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    Re: Free email with Wordpress Managed Hosting?

    FYI,

    Siteground offers free email with all three of their managed WP Hosting plans.

    Re: Free email with Wordpress Managed Hosting?

    Oh, and thanks for the input. I need an email that is made off my domain, it can forward to an external but it must use the WP Domain hosted at GD.  Can I set it up to forward without an email box at GD and subsequent cost?

    Super User III
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    Re: Free email with Wordpress Managed Hosting?

    @rnewman19 

     

    1) If you go to https://wcc.godaddy.com and go to all plans you "should" see free email forwarding - which you can setup something like info@yourdomain.com and have it forward to rnewman@otherdomain.com

     

    2) I'm not 100% certain, but I believe SiteGround is selling an "optimized" cpanel as their Managed WordPress - where as with GoDaddy, they are managing the server / core WordPress



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    Re: Free email with Wordpress Managed Hosting?

    I still have one active 365 WP Site email active and just created another in the free email forwarding section. I set up this new email address in the email forwarding and forwarded it to my personal gmail. I then sent email to it from my work account and it bounces back as: 

    ail Delivery Subsystem <mailer-daemon@googlemail.com>
    1:35 PM (18 minutes ago)
     
     
     
     
    to me
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Message not delivered
    Your message couldn't be delivered to support@fwana.orgbecause the remote server is misconfigured. See technical details below for more information.
    The response from the remote server was:

    550 5.4.1 All recipient addresses rejected : Access denied

    Super User III
    Super User III

    Re: Free email with Wordpress Managed Hosting?

    @rnewman19 

     

    You can't use office 365 and the free forwarding at the same time - you would have to change the mx records for the office365 one to the GoDaddy one



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    Re: Free email with Wordpress Managed Hosting?

    What is the correct MX Record for Free forwarding? I see what you mean as it has outlook.com in the path now.

     

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    Re: Free email with Wordpress Managed Hosting?

    Hi @rnewman19,

     

    Welcome to the Community.

     

    Here is the DNS required for Workspace email in a GoDaddy account. There are 2 MX records, that would need to replace the one used for Office 365 email.

     

    DNS for Workspace Email

    MX 10         mailstore1.secureserver.net

    MX 0         smtp.secureserver.net

    Host Names (CNAME)

    POP         pop.secureserver.net

    IMAP         imap.secureserver.net

    SMTP         smtpout.secureserver.net

     

     

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