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cPanel Email Management for Beginners

Posted by Allen on 01 06 2017.

cPanel makes many things easier when it comes to website development and management. Gone are the days when we had to use SSH or FTP to just to install WordPress. With cPanel, all you really need to do is click the “install WordPress” button.

cPanel makes that easier, but do you know that cPanel also makes email creation and management a breeze as well? Email creation within cPanel is also a turnkey solution. Everything is streamlined and simplified so you can focus on the real work.

 

How to Create an Email Account

All you need to do is go click email accounts and you will go to a page where you’ll see fields that you need to fill in. Just fill in the email name you want in the box called “Email”. If you have more than one domain name then make sure you choose the domain name you want to create the…

cPanel makes many things easier when it comes to website development and management. Gone are the days when we had to use SSH or FTP to just to install WordPress. With cPanel, all you really need to do is click the “install WordPress” button.

cPanel makes that easier, but do you know that cPanel also makes email creation and management a breeze as well? Email creation within cPanel is also a turnkey solution. Everything is streamlined and simplified so you can focus on the real work.

 

How to Create an Email Account

All you need to do is go click email accounts and you will go to a page where you’ll see fields that you need to fill in. Just fill in the email name you want in the box called “Email”. If you have more than one domain name then make sure you choose the domain name you want to create the account for. The domains will be presented in a dropdown menu.

 

Enter a Secure Password

Enter and confirm a good and secure password in the appropriate field. The system essentially grades your password from 0 to 100. Most security minded people will use password managers to generate a very secure password and let the manager remember the password. Although, there is a generate password button in the page, you need to remember this password yourself.

 

Enter the Disk Space You Want for the Email Account

There is a quota you can give email accounts. It’s simply just a disk space quota for email space. You can assign from as little as 250mb disk space to unlimited. Keep in mind that unlimited doesn’t actually mean that. You are actually just limited to 4TB of disk space and no more.

 

Send the Email Account Details to Your Client

There is an option that you can “Send welcome email with mail client configuration instructions”. This will send IMAP or POP email configuration, as well as to your client’s current email account. It’s basically just an email instruction to get your the person started. That said, all this information can be viewed in webmail anyway so you will never lose the information. You really just need to take care and remember the username and password.

 

How to Access Webmail

Accessing webmail is as easy as visiting a webpage. Sometimes webmail can be accessed via:

  1. Domain.webmail.com
  2. Domain.com/webmail
  3. Domain.com:2096

Having access to cPanel, all you need to do is log into the email management page, then click more on the email address you choose, and then click on Access Webmail. You will be prompted to enter your username and password.

You can then choose the webmail software inside. There are three webmail applications used by cPanel.

  1. Horde – A full featured email software with good mobile support.
  2. Roundcube – Not as full featured as Horde, but more user-friendly.
  3. SquirrelMail – Simple email software great for receiving and replying to email.

 

Whatever email software you choose depends solely on your own needs. However, professionals will usually use email clients like Apple Mail, Outlook, or Thunderbird. Email clients are more robust and customizable than any of the webmail software.