How to setup email accounts?

Posted October 3, 2015 14.6k 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:


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.

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by Mitchell Anicas
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