Email shenanigans


#1

maybe i’m retarded or maybe i’m just missing something, but i’m having trouble setting up my email accounts. i had a free domain (username.dreamhosters.com) that had the mailbox login name ‘rudeboy’ associated with it. after i got my domain completely transfered over i deleted the subdomain and tried adding a mailbox to said domain, but no matter what i do i keep getting m###### login names. now, the last thing i need to be remembering is another, seemingly meaningless, number. what i want to do is be able to have user@host.com email addresses with ‘user’ being the actual login name instead of m*. i’m never going to remember that…

i’ve searched through the forums and knowledge base and found a thread titled ‘email woes’. in it someone said to avoid getting the m* login names one should add a new user and use the associated mailbox that has their username as it’s login. my questions is where is that set up. when i go to users -> rudeboy [edit] there’s nothing there regarding any mailboxes.

i added a new user and saw that it asks to set up an mailbox and address for the user and gives it the ‘username’ login. my question would be how do i modify the mailbox associated with my primary username since deleting and readding it isn’t possible without cancelling the associated domain?


#2

If you only need to change the mailbox settings for your own account, then I suggest you contact Support.
For any other mailboxes you need, you can still create new users the way you describe.

TorbenGB
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