Email Options with RegistryDomains

Option 1: Free Email forwarding (domain account)

Good for basic free email (not as reliable as paid POP / IMAP email). Not recommended for business email use.


HelpDesk article: Tips on improving email forwarding performance


With email forwarding through your domain account, you can have anything "@yourdomain.com" forwarded to another email address you own. A total of 100 forwarding addresses can be set up. Email forwarding can only be used by domains that are using our DNS (nameservers). For complete instructions on how to use our nameservers, please see the HelpDesk article "How to change domain nameservers (DNS)".


Once you are using our DNS, you can set up or manage email forwarding by doing the following:

  • Login to your domain account

  • Go to "My Account - My Dashboard" in the top menu

  • Click on "Registered Domains".

  • Click on your domain name

  • Scroll down and click on "Email Settings"

  • From the "Service Selection" drop-down menu, click "Email Forwarding"

  • Here you can set up different email forwarding addresses, and also set up a "catch-all" address if you want.

  • Click "Save" when you are done​


Option 2: Paid POP / IMAP email (domain account)

Good for a smaller number of email addresses, or if you want dedicated storage for each email address.

With POP / IMAP Email through your domain account, you can choose from 1, 10, or 25 email boxes, with 10 GB of separate storage per box (each email box has its own 10 GB of storage). You must use our DNS in order to purchase a POP / IMAP Email Pak. If you are using custom nameservers, you'll want to change them to ours before purchasing the POP / IMAP Email Pak. For complete instructions on how to use our nameservers, please see the HelpDesk article "How to change domain nameservers (DNS)".

Once you are using our DNS, you can purchase POP / IMAP email by doing the following:

  • Login to your domain account.

  • Choose menu option "Email & Apps > Basic Email > Overview".

  • On this page there is an overview about POP Email.

  • You can choose from 1, 10, or 25 email boxes, with 10 GB of storage per box. Click "Add To Cart" to continue the purchase process.

  • You can add email to an existing domain name in your account, or search for a new domain name.

  • Click "Continue" to add the Email to your cart


Note: You can also set up email forwarding in conjunction with POP / IMAP email (in this case, the email forwarding must be managed through the POP / IMAP email settings page) (a catch-all email forwarding address is supported with this option).

Option 3: Paid POP / IMAP email (website hosting account)

Using email from the web hosting account is good when bundling your website and email together, and if you want to use a lot of email addresses, as there can be unlimited email addresses (it is just the combined storage space that is limited).

HelpDesk article: Money Saving Tips: Optimize Email


Our web hosting offering, which is managed by RegistryDomains but is a separate account, is at mywebhostingaccount.com.

Web hosting will give you a place to build and house a website, and it also comes with unlimited POP / IMAP email addresses. With the web hosting, there is a combined storage limit for any websites and email addresses on the web hosting account. This means you can choose how much storage you need, and that storage space is shared among everything:

Example: you choose the 5 GB web hosting plan. Your website takes up 500 MB, the email messages from the email address test@example.com currently takes up 300 MB, and messages from another email address of test2@example.com currently takes up 1 GB. You would add all of these up to equal approximately 1.8 GB used out of the 5 GB available on the web hosting.


Note: The web hosting has its own email forwarding function also (a catch-all email forwarding address is not supported with this option).


Option 4: Use an outside email service not with RegistryDomains

You can use an outside email service for your domain that is registered with us. The procedure on setting this up will depend on which outside email service is used, but the process would involve pointing your domain to the outside email servers. This may involve changing one or more of these settings in your domain account with us (links go to HelpDesk articles):




HelpDesk article: Information about Email Forwarding and POP / IMAP Email, and how to set them up


Let us know of any questions about email, and we'll be glad to help!

Contact us: info@registrydomains.com