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Our regular virtual hosting gives your group a website at
mygroup.berkeley.edu. By contrast, mail virtual hosting lets you create as
many email addresses as you'd like
These addresses can be used both to receive mail (via mail forwarding), and send mail. The details of how to use these addresses are below.
By default, groups only have regular web virtual hosting.
If you'd like to get started using mail virtual hosting, send us an email at email@example.com letting us know you'd like to enable email virtual hosting. Be sure to include both the domain name, and your OCF account name.
Once your domain is configured for mail, head over to our mail virtual hosting page to add and remove addresses.
The OCF does not provide "true" mail hosting -- we do not store mail on our servers, nor do we provide a new mailbox for you to monitor. Instead, we provide:
firstname.lastname@example.org an email address you already own.
Our admin panel looks like this:
We provide instructions for setting this up with Gmail below, but other email providers and clients offer similar options.
There are too many email clients for us to provide instructions for, so here are the settings you'll need:
Note that we only provide email sending, so you only need to configure SMTP and not POP/IMAP.
You can totally do that! Just set up an address to forward to and don't bother configuring the sending address. You can even leave the password blank.