Bluehost shared hosting is complete with unlimited email accounts, a feature that enable you to create unlimited email accounts for your user. One Bluehost hosting account gives you one cPanel control panel, and within this single control panel you can add new email accounts for your domain names. Each domain names can have unlimited email accounts created and attached to it.
For example your company with 50 staff and 50 other sales personal, you can create email accounts for each of them, and every single of them have their own mailbox and mail storage space. Each user has their email login and password and access to their own mail box, either via email client software or via webmail online access.
Bluehost is offering unlimited hosting space with unlimited POP/IMAP email accounts. That is lots of email accounts that you can create, and each email account will have their own login name and password. Bluehost extend the offer, and not limited to that. The latest Bluehost offers are:
- Unlimited POP3/POP3 Secure Email Support
- Unlimited IMAP/Secure IMAP Email Support
- 2 Different Web Based Email Solutions
- Forwarding Email Accounts
- Email Autoresponder
- Email Boxtrapper & spam assassin
If you see closely, you will notice that the email services had been upgraded and supporting secure email now. Not many hosting provider offering secure email connection. When you login to Bluehost cPanel, you can go to mail > email accounts. And here is the email account manager for you to create new email account and assign new login password and also set mailbox quota.
When adding new email account in your Bluehost web hosting account, you can choose to set the mailbox size quota, grant bigger storage space to those requiring it and less for those that uses less. The email login and setting info is made available on the control panel too, including the incoming mail server setting and outgoing mail server setting and email port numbers to use.
Mail Client Configuration for email@example.com
When you access an email account through a desktop email application such as Outlook® Express®, the email application will require specific information about your email account. You can use the auto-configure options below to attempt to automatically configure your email application. If the available options are not compatible with your application, you will need to use the Manual Settings information.
Note: IMAP email access coordinates between the server and your mail application. Messages that have been read/deleted/replied-to will show as read/deleted/replied-to both on the server and in the mail application. POP3 does not coordinate with the server. Messages marked as read/deleted/replied-to in the mail application will not show as read/deleted/replied-to on the server. This means that future downloads of your inbox or other mailboxes with POP3 will show all messages as unread.
We can use any email client software to connect to our Bluehost email account, the configuration provided is as following
Mail Server Username: webmaster+bluehostreview.org
Incoming Mail Server: mail.bluehostreview.org
Incoming Mail Server: (SSL) box466.bluehost.com
Outgoing Mail Server: mail.bluehostreview.org (server requires authentication) port 26
Outgoing Mail Server: (SSL) box466.bluehost.com (server requires authentication) port 465
Supported Incoming Mail Protocols: POP3, POP3S (SSL/TLS), IMAP, IMAPS (SSL/TLS)
Supported Outgoing Mail Protocols: SMTP, SMTPS (SSL/TLS)
Note that Bluehost email accounts is come with spam protection, you can enable the spam assassin for your email account and protect it from spamming. On top of that, Bluehost is with Postini email protection too, available via upgrade on request.
Not just that, from Bluehost cPanel you get to edit the email MX entry and also configure the email auto responder content too, it’s a complete email service from Bluehost web hosting.
Bluehost Email content with Unicode supported
If your Bluehost email is not supporting Unicode character like Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, or Indian characters, the Email will shows unreadable symbols and sign that will not appear correctly at recipient site. Then it’s caused by Charset problem at the php.ini file. You can fix this problem yourself.
FTP login to your server and locate the php.ini file. Edit the php.ini using notepad… and add in these lines.
mbstring.language = Neutral
mbstring.internal_encoding = UTF-8
mbstring.http_input = UTF-8
mbstring.http_output = UTF-8
mbstring.encoding_translation = On
mbstring.detect_order = auto
mbstring.substitute_character = long;
mbstring.func_overload = 1
By this, your PHP email will now support Unicode. Basically this method will fix most of the Charset problem. However, if this doesn’t solve it, do contact Bluehost support for assistant.
Bluehost SMTP Daily Email Sending
How many emails can be sent from Bluehost shared hosting? What is the email sending limits? We noticed that the SMTP email sending at Bluehost server is limited at 50 eMail per every hour. That is 1200 email sending per day. Compare to Godaddy 250 SMTP email daily limit. This daily limit are in place to prevent user involved in email spamming activities, which is totally block by this hourly email limits.