How to manage e-mail accounts in cPanel

Creating an e-mail account #

To create an e-mail account in cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. In the Email section of the cPanel home screen, click Email Accounts.
  2. Click Create. A new interface will appear.
  3. From the Domain menu, select the domain on which you wish to create the email account.
  4. Enter a new email address in the Username text box.
  5. In the Security section, perform either of the following actions:
    -Select Provide alternate email and enter an email address for the system to send a password configuration link.
    -Select Set password now. and enter a password in the Password text box.
  6. In the Storage Space section, enter a custom Mailbox Quota storage size or select Unlimited to set the amount of disk space that the account may use to store email.
  7. To send a message with client configuration instructions to the account, select the Send welcome email with instructions to set up a mail client check box.
  8. Select Stay on this page after I click Create to create another email account after you create this one (if necessary.) Otherwise, click Create to create the account and return to the Email Accounts interface.

    Modifying an e-mail account #

    To modify an e-mail account in cPanel, follow these steps:

    1. In the Email section of the cPanel home screen, click Email Accounts.
    2. Click the setting that you want to change for the account:
      • To change the account’s password, click Manage. Then type the new password into the New Password field under Security.
          • To change the account’s quota, click Manage. Then allocate the storage allowed under Allocated Storage Space under Storage.
          • To access the account’s webmail, click Check Email.

        Deleting an e-mail account #

        You can delete an e-mail account when you no longer need it. However, you cannot delete your default e-mail account.

      • deleting an e-mail account deletes all e-mail currently in the account, including new messages, sent messages, and so on. Make sure that you download any e-mail that you want to retain before you delete an account. After you delete an account, the information is unrecoverable.

        To delete an e-mail account in cPanel, follow these steps:

        1. In the Email section of the cPanel home screen, click Email Accounts.
        2. Locate the e-mail account that you want to delete, and then click Manage.
        3. Navigate to the bottom of the page to Delete Email Account. Click Delete Email Account to confirm.
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