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How to manage your Email with cPanel

cPanel allows you to easily create and manage email accounts for your domain. Here’s a guide to get you started:

Creating an Email Account

  1. Login to cPanel: Access your web hosting control panel using your login credentials.
  2. Navigate to Email Accounts: Under the “Email” section, find and click on “Email Accounts.”
  3. Click “Create.” This will open a new window for setting up your email account.
  4. Enter the Username: This will be the part of your email address before the “@” symbol (e.g., yourname). Choose a professional and memorable username.
  5. Set a Secure Password: Create a strong password using a combination of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols. Consider using a password manager to generate and store complex passwords.
  6. Configure Optional Settings (Click “Show More”):
    • Domain: Select the domain name for your email address from the dropdown menu.
    • Storage Quota: Set the maximum storage space for the email account (leave it unlimited if unsure).
    • Welcome Email: Choose to send a welcome message to the new account (optional).
  7. Click “Create” to finish setting up the email account.

Managing Email Accounts

  1. Go back to the “Email Accounts” section in cPanel.
  2. You’ll see a list of your existing email accounts. Here’s what you can do:
    • Change Password: Click on the username of the account you want to modify. In the “Manage” section, choose “Change Password” and set a new secure password.
    • Edit Settings: Click on the username and select “Manage” to adjust storage space, create email filters, or access advanced settings.
    • Delete Account: Select the checkbox next to the unwanted account and click “Delete” at the top of the table. Use caution as this action cannot be undone.

Additional Tips

  • cPanel provides automatic configuration scripts to help you set up your email account in various email clients like Outlook or Thunderbird. Look for the “Connect Devices” section within “Email Accounts.”
  • For detailed instructions and troubleshooting steps, refer to the official cPanel documentation on how to create and connect to an email account: link to cPanel documentation on creating email accounts.

By following these steps, you can easily create and manage email accounts for your domain on cPanel, ensuring smooth communication for yourself or your team.


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