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Creating a Webmail Email Account with cPanel: A Step-by-Step Guide

Creating a Webmail Email Account with cPanel: A Step-by-Step Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on setting up a webmail email account using cPanel! In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through each step, making the process simple and hassle-free. Whether you’re new to web hosting or just need a refresher, follow along to get your email up and running smoothly in no time.

Creating a webmail email account using cPanel is a straightforward process typically managed by web hosting providers.

 Here’s a step-by-step guide:

1.Access cPanel:

  • Log in to your cPanel account. You should have received the login credentials from your web hosting provider. At AppyHost you will be able to login via your client dashboard. 

2.Locate Email Accounts:

  • Once logged in, navigate to the “Email” section. This may be labeled differently depending on your cPanel theme, but it often appears as “Email Accounts” or “Email Manager.”

3.Create a New Email Account:

  • Look for an option to create a new email account. This could be a button or link labeled “Create,” “Add Email Account,” or similar.

4.Enter Account Details:

  • Fill in the necessary information for the new email account:
    • Email: Choose the email address you want to create (e.g.,
    • Password: Create a strong password for the email account. Make sure it meets any requirements specified by your hosting provider.
    • Mailbox Quota: Specify the storage space allocated to this email account. You may have options like 250MB, 500MB, 1GB, etc.

5.Configure Additional Settings (Optional):

    • Depending on your hosting provider and cPanel setup, you may have additional options to configure settings such as:
      • Forwarding: Set up email forwarding to another email address if desired.
      • Autoresponders: Set up automatic responses for incoming emails.
      • Access Webmail: You may find an option to access webmail directly from cPanel


6. Review and Confirm:

  • Double-check all the details you’ve entered to ensure accuracy, especially the email address and password.
  • Once you’re satisfied, proceed to create the email account.


  • After creating the email account, you should receive a confirmation message indicating that the account has been successfully created. This message may appear within cPanel or be sent to your primary email address associated with the hosting account.

8.Accessing Webmail:

  • To access the newly created email account via webmail, return to the cPanel dashboard.
  • Look for an option labeled “Webmail” or “Email Accounts.” Click on it.
  • You’ll typically be presented with a list of webmail applications to choose from (e.g., Roundcube, Horde, SquirrelMail). Select the one you prefer.
  • Log in using the email address and password you created earlier.
  • Once logged in, you can send, receive, and manage emails directly from the webmail interface.

9.Additional Configuration (Optional):

  • Depending on your specific needs, you may want to further configure email settings such as setting up email clients (e.g., Outlook, Thunderbird) to access your email account via IMAP or POP3.


    • Send a test email to the newly created email address to ensure everything is set up correctly.
    • Also, test sending emails from the new email account to external addresses to verify outgoing functionality.

By following these steps, you should be able to create a webmail email account using cPanel effectively. If you encounter any issues or have specific requirements, don’t hesitate to reach out to your web hosting provider’s support team for assistance.


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