They say that you should focus on your area of genius, and leave the rest to other people. Our genius is in creating websites with beauty and brains. Our genius is not in hosting your email. So we decided not to even try, and instead leave that to other people who do do it well.
This means that you'll need an email provider of some kind -- whether it's Google G-suite, Godaddy, Hostgator, or any one of a million other providers.
Our favorite is Google's G-suite, because for $5/mo for a single account, you get not only a few gigabytes of storage, you also get access to the entire Google Apps collection for free, including Google Docs, Google Sheets, and their entire range of mobile apps.
We use it every day at Heroic and recommend you do too.
Get your 30-day free trial of G-suite here
If you have G-suite or Godaddy
You don't need to read past this section if you have G-suite or Godaddy, because you can complete setup with just 1 click.
G-suite setup instructions are here
Godaddy setup instructions are here
If you have another email provider
- Make sure you have your email provider's MX record instructions at hand
- Click Settings in the far left panel
- Click Site Settings
- Click Connect Domain
- Open the MX Records section
- Click Add New Record +
- Enter your email provider's MX Records