How to Access GoDaddy Webmail

By Nicole Thomas

While most people know GoDaddy for its domain hosting and registration, they also offer Web hosting and email services. If you've recently purchased a domain name from them you are given a credit for a free GoDaddy account. If not, their basic email services cost a little over one dollar a month as of January, 2011.

Accessing Emails Through GoDaddy

Step 1

Log in to your GoDaddy account using your username and password. Under GoDaddy's "Products" tab, scroll over the "Email" link and click on the "Email Management" option in the left-hand column. This will take you to a page where you can add email accounts or access an existing one.

Step 2

Click on the "Manage Account" link beside the email address you'd like to access. If you don't have an email account with GoDaddy but did purchase a domain name, you may create one by selecting a free credit and then the domain name you wish to link the email address to in the window to the left. It takes about a day for the address to be activated by GoDaddy, but once it is, you treat it like any other email client.

Step 3

Click on the envelope icon beside your email address on the next page. The icon is located in the far right-hand corner under "Actions." This will allow you to access your email account. Note, all correspondence opens in a new window.

Step 4

Click on the email you'd like to read and navigate GoDaddy mail as you would any other email hosting services. You can reply, forward, mark as spam or save an email for later.

Using Outside Email Clients

Step 1

Set up your GoDaddy email account with your computer's email client for ease of use. This can be done by opening an email client such as Windows Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird or Eudora and creating a new email account. In the specified fields enter your full GoDaddy email address and password. This will allow the email client to access emails stored on GoDaddy's servers.

Step 2

Set up your incoming and outgoing mail settings by entering their port numbers. Depending on if you're using an SSL (secure connection) port or not, you'll have to input specific information. For the incoming server port information: for IMAP without SSL enter 143, for IMAP with SSL enter 993, for POP without SSL enter 110 and for POP with SSL enter 995. For the outgoing server port, enter 25, 80, 3535, or 587 for a connection without SSL; enter 465 for a connection with SSL.

Step 3

Type in your password for your outgoing mail and click finish. Close the email client and then open it again to make sure all settings are correct. If you aren't sure what type of mail server to use, pick Pop or Pop3. This is the most common option. Note, using Pop or Pop3 means the emails you receive and open through an outside email client are no longer stored on GoDaddy's servers. So if you want to keep them, make sure you back up your email client's database.