Once you’ve created a website, and have it all set up, you may find yourself wanting an email address to match your website’s address. With x10Hosting and x10Premium, you can easily create email address and access the emails for each account via cPanel. This blog post will walk you through the simple process and help familiarize yourself with the options, changing passwords, and deleting old email accounts.
Creating an Email Address
To create an email account (or address), you will need to log into cPanel and under the Mail category select the first icon for Email Accounts.
At the top of the next page, you’ll see a greyed out box with empty fields. This is where you will create your new email account. If you only have one domain one your web hosting account, you will notice that you do not have drop down menu.
- Email: the first field you’ll be able to type in the name of the email address you would like, such as contact or admin. If you have multiple domains and subdomains hosted on your account you’ll be able to select which domain you would like to have the domain use with the drop down menu.
- Password: Type in the password that you would like to have for this email account. You will use this to log into your webmail or to set up your email with a third party client such as Outlook or Thunderbird. If you ever forget your password, don’t fret! You’ll be able to change the password at any point in the future.
- Mailbox Quota: This option allows you to limit the disk space allotted for the email account. If you’re creating the email account for yourself, you may want to select the unlimited option. However, if you’re setting it up for others you may want to create a limit. By default, cPanel limits to 250 MB but you’re able to type in whatever size you want the quota to be.
Once you’ve filled out each field, you’ll be able to create the account by clicking the Create Account button. Once you’ve created the account, cPanel will refresh the page and your email address is ready to be used!
Now that you’ve created the email address, you’ll want to access your new email account’s emails. You can do this by accessing your webmail from the same page. Below the new email set up there is a list of all of the email accounts you have created. Find the email account you want to access, and click on More that is on the right side of the table. A drop down menu will pop up, and you’ll be able to select Access Webmail here.
On the following page, you’ll be able to select which client you would like to use to check your email. This is a personal preference, so feel free to try them all out and see which you prefer. In the future, when you know which client you prefer, you can Enable AutoLoad so that cPanel redirects to the client automatically for you.
Changing Your Password
If you ever forget your password, you’ll be able to change it at any time via cPanel under the same Email Accounts page. To change the password for your email account, simple click on Change Password that is to the right of your email account. You can change the passwords for any of your email addresses, without using your current password!
Now you’ve created your own email account for your website and you’re able to access the account’s web mail! Be sure you are following our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date with the latest in webmaster tips, updates for web software, everything x10Hosting, and more!