Brixly Workspace is a powerful tool that allows you to manage your email services. One of its features is the ability to set up branding for your workspace and add a custom URL. This guide will walk you through the process.
Understanding Brixly Workspace Branding
By default, Brixly Workspace is provided under an unbranded, white-label domain: https://mail.hostns.io. This URL can be used to access the webmail interface and as the incoming/outgoing mail servers to provide a secure SSL connection to the mail service.
However, you may want to use your own URL, such as 'mail.yourdomain.com' or 'webmail.yourdomain.com'. To do this, you need to create an administrative user who can access the Workspace Branding configuration.
Creating an Administrative User
Access Brixly Workspace: Go to the client area and navigate to 'Services' > 'My Services' > Select the Brixly Workspace service.
Manage Email Accounts: From here, select the 'Manage Email Accounts' option.
Create Email Account: Click 'Create Email Account', then enter 'admin' as the mailbox user. Make a note of the password you set, as you'll need it to access the administrative/branding interface of the Workspace.
Accessing the Administrative Area
Log in to Brixly Workspace: Use the administrative user details to log in to the Brixly Workspace interface at https://mail.hostns.io.
Navigate to Branding: Once logged in, you'll see an additional option in the menu on the left-hand side: 'Admin' > 'Branding'.
Configuring Your Branding and URL
Add Branding: Once you've selected 'Branding', click the '+' button in the bottom-right corner of your screen.
Enter Brand Details: On this screen, you can enter the details of your brand. The 'Host' is the URL that will be used for webmail access, and the 'SMTP / IMAP / POP3 Host' is the hostname that would be used for incoming/outgoing connections. You can use the same value for both if preferred.
Add CNAME Record: To use a custom record for host or SMTP hosts, you need to add a CNAME record to your DNS that points to mail.hostns.io.
Save Changes: After adding the CNAME record, save the changes. Within a few minutes, an SSL certificate will be automatically applied to the subdomain, and your branding configuration will be applied.
By following these steps, you can set up branding for your Brixly Workspace and add a custom URL, providing a more personalized experience for your users.