How to setup email accounts?

October 3, 2015 7.9k views
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I launched a wordpress website with the one click option on digitalocean, and changed the nameservers to connect to my wordpress site in DO, but I want to create email accounts and use them through gmail, I know how to set up emails with gmail and office 365 but how do I create the emails in the first place, I am used to doing it with cpanel on shared hosting and I can probably do it with zpanel, but I havent installed zpanel on my droplet, its straight up wordpress only. Is there any way to get what I want?

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This question was answered by @BrookDO:

Hi,

What you are attempting would require a mail server, but you may be better off doing that through Gmail or another provider, through which you can create custom email addresses for your domain.
https://www.google.com/intl/en_us/mail/help/work.html
https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/why-you-may-not-want-to-run-your-own-mail-server

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When setting up a web site or application under your own domain, it is likely that you will also want a mail server to handle the domain's incoming and outgoing email. While it is possible to run your own mail server, it is often not the best option for a variety of reasons. This guide will cover many of the reasons that you may not want to run your own mail server, and offer a few alternatives.
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