There is a way to configure a user’s mail client to receive their cPanel email efficiently and easily. The AutoConfigure (AutoConfig) and Autodiscover services work as a partner with Microsoft Outlook®, Outlook Express®, Thunderbird, and most other popular mail clients.
Additional settings on AutoConfig and Autodiscover is available in the Domains section of WHM’s Tweak Settings interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Tweak Settings), where mail services are allowed to configure for Thunderbird and Outlook® autodiscover and autoconfig support. This helps in selecting the method for email tranfer with this support, defaulting to imap.
Also, additional Microsoft Outlook’s Autodiscover service setting considers a DNS, an SRV record for an email inbox’s domain. It marks a particular server for Autodiscover, by default which is, cpanelemaildiscovery.cpanel.net.
These actions are preformed due to this setting:
One can visit our Microsoft’s Support website to get additional information about Microsoft Outlook’s Autodiscover feature.
For this, user has to enter a cPanel email address and password in the mail client. Thereafter, the services will configure with the mail client.
Apple® email clients does not allow the AutoConfig or AutoDiscover for IMAP servers. In that case, one’s server must run Exchange rather than IMAP to allow that support.
It is strongly recommended to follow the directions given in Email Accounts documentation while a user attempts to configure an Apple email client to access the cPanel email address.
All information on the usage of AutoConfig and AutoDiscover is outlined in the review.