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How to configure mail server in Vepp and make it work

How to configure mail server in Vepp
Nastya Kuznetsova
Content manager

We recommend using corporate mail on your own domain like mail@company.com so that your clients and partners could recognize your letters in their mailboxes. It’s convenient and it tells about your serious approach. Also, emails with corporate email domain are less likely to end up being in spam. And that’s what we need, isn’t it? You can configure mail in Vepp.

The control panel will help you create a mailbox like name@domain.com on the same server with your website. All you need is Vepp, a domain, and a website created in Vepp.

Step 1. Sign in to Vepp

Log in to my.vepp.com. Find your website in Websites.

All website cards in Vepp

Step 2. Create a mailbox on a server

Go to Website settings, then Mailboxes section, and click on Create a mailbox

Website settings, Mailboxes in Vepp

Step 3. Configure the mailbox

Specify the name of your mailbox in the Address field and create a Password.

You can use the field Send copies to the email. Leave it empty if you don’t want any copies to be sent to an external mailbox.

Click on Create and wait until Vepp finishes its job.

Configure the mailbox in Vepp

Step 4. Add mail to domain

So far we have created a mail address with the name of your domain. Now we need to connect mail and domain to make them work together. For this, we need resource records.

If you bought your domain not in Vepp but somewhere else, you need to create resource records at your registrar.

Find out your IP address in Vepp: Websites — IP address. This is how IPv4 looks like — 188.120.226.88, while IPv6 is 2001:db8:6:56::53. Remember the one you have.

Go to the website of a company you’ve purchased your domain from. This company is your domain registrar. Check at any Whois service if you don’t remember your registrar. Just enter the name of your domain there and it’ll show you the registrar of the domain.

  • Create an A-record for IPv4 or AAAA-record for IPv6. The name is mail subdomain e.g. mail.vepp.site
  • Create an MX-record. The name is @, the value is mail subdomain e.g. mail.vepp.site.

Now, just wait until resource records are updated. It may take up to 48 hours. Check whether it is assigned by using G Suite by Google. If it’s there, you can start working with your mail.

If you bought your domain in Vepp, you need to create resource records in the control panel.

Find out your IP address in Vepp: Websites — IP address. This is how IPv4 looks like — 188.120.226.88, while IPv6 is 2001:db8:6:56::53. Remember the one you have.

Then go to Website settings — Domains (DNS).

Add A-record for IPv4 or AAAA-record for IPv6. Click on Add a record. Specify the name of your email subdomain in the Name field. Just add the “mail” prefix before the domain name, just like we did with e.g. mail.vepp.site.

Add A-record in Vepp

Create МХ-record. Click on Add a record. Specify the name of your email subdomain in the Domain field — mail.vepp.site.

Add MX-record in Vepp

Now, just wait until resource records are updated. It may take up to 48 hours. You can check whether the record is assigned by using G Suite by Google.

Step 5. Start working with mail

You need a mail client to be able to send or receive emails. Vepp uses RoundCube. It allows working with mail in a web browser.

In order to open RoundCube in Vepp, click on Create a mailbox in the Mailboxes section.

Alternatively, you can use the URL of the form https://domain.com/roundcube. Use the public IP address of website instead of the domain. Log in with the address and password of the mailbox.

RoundCube will be opened. It has the easy-to-use interface of a mail client and all popular features. You can use it to set up signatures or email templates.

Also, you can edit the parameters of your mailbox right there. Go to Website settings and open Mailboxes. However, why edit them? You have done everything right before. Just create another one if you need it.

Nastya Kuznetsova
Content manager