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Hosted email: How to set up an email address

'Hosted email: How to set up an email address'

  • Hosted email
  • OVH
  • email
  • creation
  • help

Log in to your control panel

Log in to the control panel with your username (NIC handle) and password.

  • Select your domain in the "Emails" menu.

  • Select theEmail tab.

  • Click Add an account.

You must have a valid email service to be able to add email accounts:

  • Start10M free offer (1 email account)
  • OVH Web Hosting (10-1000 email accounts)
  • MX Plan (5-1000 email accounts)

Your email account details

Enter the following information in the new window:

Account name: the email address.

Description: a description of the email account.

Account size: your email account quota.

Password: a password for your email account.

Confirmation: confirm your password.

Please note that the password must comply with certain conditions:

  • Minimum 9 characters.
  • Maximum 30 characters.
  • No accented characters.

Click Confirm/Ok to continue.

A notification will appear to inform you that your email account has been created.

We recommend the following guides for configuring your email accounts:

How do you change your email password?

  • Firstly select your domain in the "Emails" menu then go to "Email" -- Change the password by clicking on the cogwheel next to the relevant email account.

  • Re-enter the new password and confirm it.

You will not need to enter your old password.

Please note that the password must comply with certain conditions:

  • Minimum 9 characters.
  • Maximum 30 characters.
  • No accented characters.

Click Confirm/Ok to complete the password change.

It may take a few minutes for your password change to take effect.

How do I configure my email?

Several guides are available to help you configure your email address on your various email clients.

You can view them via this link:

How do I configure mailing lists?

A mailing list is an email address that sends messages to a list of email addresses, which could be with OVH or another provider.

Operating a mailing list is a little more complicated than other types of email address.

To learn how to manage a mailing list:

How to view messages on an account

You have two options:

  • Go through our webmail interface. To do this, go to Webmail, select the Roundcube interface and enter your full email address and password (this Roundcube guide will help you.)

  • Using an email client. To learn how to configure your email client: - Email setup guides.

How to create an email redirection

Do you want to redirect your email address to another account?

This guide will help you set up this type of redirection:

How to set up or delete auto-response?

Do you want to create an auto-response for your email address?

This guide will help you do this: