Email – First Time Use

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the “Check Your Email” tab on the menu.
  3. Click on the underlined link OR on the picture. The WEBMAIL Login page will open as a new browser tab or browser window.
  4. Enter your full email address in the Email box (e.g.,
  5. Enter your password in the Password box (e.g., your password initially is your last name in all small letters, e.g., smith).
  6. A HostGator Control Panel screen opens up (with a smiling blue Gator).
  7. If this is your first time to login, click on the “Change Password” link.
  8. The “Change Mail Account Settings” screen opens. Enter the new password that ONLY YOU KNOW AND CAN REMEMBER into the New Password box and then re-enter it in the ‘Password (Again)’ box. The program judges the “Strength” of your chosen password if you wonder how easy the password might be for someone to guess. You may use the ‘Password Generator’ to construct a very strong password if you desire. WRITE DOWN YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND PASSWORD and keep them in a safe place!
  9. Click on the ‘Change Password’ button.
  10. A screen showing “The email account ‘’ was successfully modified.” appears. Click on the ‘Go Back’ button.
  11. You now have a choice of the email programs in which you can read your email: Horde, RoundCube, or SquirrelMail.
  12. We recommend using the ‘RoundCube’ email program, so click on the ‘Read Mail Using RoundCube’ link.
  13. After you finish your session of dealing with your email, logout and close the browser.
  14. For an Overview of how to use RoundCube to read and send email, click and scroll down to the ‘Overview’ section.
  15. Enjoy your email address! And tell Your Friends!  Click here to use your email address!

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