How do I setup Email accounts?

 

Steps to create new email accounts in cPanel

Log on to your CPanel account: Logging in to the cPanel back-end of your website is simple. You will need to type http://<your website>/cpanel in the Address bar of your web browser and press Enter.

Assuming the name of your website is dotcanada.com, the cPanel address for the site would be http://www.mywebsite.com/cpanel

Once you do that you will see a pop-up, prompting you for the administrator login and password, for your website. The login id and password for your website is sent to you in our web hosting account information email.

Email account setup: Once you log in to cPanel, you will see a dashboard with a whole lot of controls associated with your web hosting account. Among these, you will need to look for and click an option named – “Email Accounts” (not to be confused with the "Webmail" link.

Creating and configuring an email ID: Next, you will see a screen wherein you can create an email ID for any domain that is mapped to your hosting account—there may be times where you may have more than one domain on the same hosting space.

When you create the email account from this screen, make sure that you enter a strong password. In addition to mandatory fields, you also have a provision to specify the maximum size of the mailbox that you wish to have for each user. This is quite useful when you need to divide limited storage space on the hosting server among multiple users.

Accessing email ids created in cPanel

Among the preferred ways to access customized email ids is through an email client such as Microsoft Outlook or Mozilla Thunderbird. cPanel also provides a variety of webmail options through webmail clients such as Horde and Roundcube. Which to use is a matter of preference.

For websites controlled by cPanel, Webmail is usually available through a standard URL format which reads as: webmail.dotcanada.com (where dotcanada is replaced by your domain name).

Efficient email management is one of the excellent features of your account. As seen from this article, setting up email ids through cPanel is simple through a series of simple and logical steps.

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