Email Accounts & Settings
Now that you’ve got an awesome domain name, you’ll never have to have a boring generic email address again!
The “Email” section of cPanel gives you plenty of tools for managing every aspect of your email – from adding new accounts and dealing with spam to creating mailing lists and auto responders.
Setting Up an Email Account
To add a new email account to your domain, click on “Email Accounts” to be taken to the following screen:
From start to finish, here’s how to get your new account set up:
- In the “Email” field, enter the address you’d like to be reached at – for example, “hello@” or “yourname@”
- Select the proper domain name from the dropdown field. If you haven’t added your domain name to cPanel yet, you’ll need to do that first.
- Create a password – and make sure it’s a secure one!
- Adjust the Mailbox Quota for the account. Remember: emails take up space on your server, so you may not want to give everyone unlimited access.
- Click “Create Account”
Once you’ve done all of the above, you’ll notice that the email you just created has been added to the list of email accounts below:
Here, you can manage every element of that account, including the password, quota and mail client.
Accessing Your Webmail
So you’ve set up an email account – how do you get at it?
While we can’t cover setting up a mail client (like Google Apps, Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird) in this guide, we CAN give you a super easy way to get at your webmail.
Once you’ve set up your account, simply go to your internet browser and type in http:// yourdomain.com/webmail, and you’ll be greeted by this screen:
Enter the email address and password you created earlier, and you’re in!
Forwarding Your Email to Another Address
Let’s say you want to have your emails that arrive at firstname.lastname@example.org to forward on to another address you already own – like email@example.com.
First, click on “Forwarders” to arrive at this screen:
From here, you can enter an address you’ve already created (firstname.lastname@example.org) and choose a destination to forward those emails to.
Be aware, though: When you answer those emails from your other account (like email@example.com), they will come FROM that account, not from an email associated with your domain name.
If you want to send emails from firstname.lastname@example.org, you need to either log into your webmail, or configure your Mail Client and MX Records accordingly. This is beyond the scope of this guide.
Setting Up Spam Filters
With cPanel, you can keep spam email from ever hitting your inbox!
Click on the “Apache SpamAssassin” icon in the Email section, and you’ll be taken to this screen:
From here, you’ve got a few options:
- Click “Enable Apache SpamAssassin” to turn on the intelligent spam filter.
- If you want to, click “Auto-Delete Spam” to not only flag spam, but automatically get rid of it.
- You can adjust how sensitive the spam filter is on a scale of 1 – 10 (1 being most liberal, 10 being most conservative).
- You can enable your “Spam box” – or clear it out.
If you need to create advanced settings, you can click “Configure Apache SpamAssassin” to add blacklisted email addresses or protect valuable emails from being deleted with whitelisted email addresses.
For now, leave these settings alone.