cPanel allows you to add and manage email accounts associated with your domain. Below you will find step-by-step instructions for each of the five main steps in managing email with cPanel.

The guide to email accounts is broken down into the following six sections:

Step 1.        Create an Email Address

Step 2.        Change the  Mailbox Password

Step 3.        Change an Email Quota

Step 4.        Access the Mailbox

Step 5.        Delete an Email Address

After following these five steps, you should have an understanding of how to and manage email accounts on your cPanel server.

STEP 1: CREATE AN EMAIL ADDRESS

Follow these steps to create a new email address:

1)    Log in to your cPanel account at https://IPADDRESS:2082

2)    Click on the Email Accounts option in the Mail section.

 

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3)    Enter the following information into the appropriate fields:

  • Email: Type the email address to be created.
  • Password: Type the password for the email account.
  • Mailbox Quota: Enter your desired quota for the mailbox.

4)    Click the Create Account button.

 

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STEP 2: CHANGE THE MAILBOX PASSWORD

A secure password contains no dictionary words and includes upper- and lower-case letters, numbers, and symbols. To change the password, please follow these steps:

1)    Log in to your cPanel account at IPADDRESS:2082.

2)    Click on the Email Accounts option in the Mail section.

 

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3)    Search the email account you need to change the password for in the Display Email Accounts section.

4)    Click Change Password next to the appropriate email account.

 

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5)    Type your new password into the Password field.

6)    Confirm your new password in the Password (again) field. (You can click the Password Generator link to have a strong password generated for you.)

7)    Click the Change Password button to store the new password.

 

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STEP 3: CHANGE AN EMAIL QUOTA

The quota for an email address defines the amount of mail (in megabytes) that can be stored in its mailbox. Once this limit is exceeded, any incoming mail will be returned to the sender with a message stating that the recipient’s mailbox is full. Follow the steps below to change the mail quota for a mailbox.

1)    Log in to your cPanel account at IPADDRESS:2082.

2)    Click on the Email Accounts option in the Mail section.

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3)    Find the email account you want to change and click on the Change Quota button next to it.

 

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4)    Type the new email quota (in megabytes) into the appropriate field. For an unlimited quota, click Unlimited.

5)    Click Change Quota to store the new value.

 

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STEP 4: ACCESS THE MAILBOX

Your mailbox can be accessed either through an email client, or through various webmail applications. See the relevant section below depending on whether you need to configure an email client, or access the mailbox through webmail.

CONFIGURE AN EMAIL CLIENT

This feature will automatically configure your email client to access your cPanel email address(es). An email client allows you to access your email account from an application on your computer. You must already have an email client installed on your computer in order to automatically configure it using cPanel. To configure your email client, please follow the steps below:

1)    Log in to your cPanel account at HTTPS://IPADDRESS:2082.

2)    Click on the Email Accounts option in the Mail section.

 

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1)    To access this feature, click the More button corresponding to the appropriate email account.

2)    Click on the Configure Email Client option.

 

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3)    Select and download the appropriate configuration file from the list

4)    Run the script file to automatically configure an email client for the selected address.

When complete, your email client should open automatically and log into your email account(s).

ACCESS WEBMAIL

Follow these steps to access an email account using a web browser:

1)    Log in to your cPanel account at IPADDRESS:2082.

2)    Click on the Email Accounts option in the Mail section.

 

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3)    Click the More button corresponding to the appropriate email account.

4)    Select the Access Webmail option from the resulting menu.

 

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5)    Enter the mailbox password in the appropriate field and click log in.

 

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STEP 5: DELETE AN EMAIL ADDRESS

If you no longer have a need for a particular mailbox, follow the steps below to delete it.

1) Log in to your cPanel account at HTTPS://IPADDRESS:2082.

2)    Click on the Email Accounts option in the Mail section.

 

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3)    Click the Delete button corresponding to the account you wish to remove.

 

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4)    Confirm that you wish to delete the address by clicking the Delete button.

This completes the five essential steps for setting up and using mailboxes in cPanel. You should now be able to create email accounts and manage them through your cPanel account. Using your email account(s), you will be able to send and receive mail.