Email is increasingly becoming a crucial method of communication for business. Just about every form or application you fill out will ask for an email address. If you want to communicate with colleagues, employees, or even just friends, email is a great way to send a letter without having to look for stamps.
When you have your own website, you most likely have the ability to create and manage one or more email accounts. If your web hosting provider uses cPanel, you will be able to setup email accounts quickly and easily.
Create Email Accounts
To create an email account, click on the “Email Accounts” button. It will then present a form that asks you for the username (the part in front of the @ symbol). If you have multiple domains, you will need to select the domain you want as well. You can then enter your password or use the password generator. Finally, specify the disk space quota for the account and click “Create Account”.
Once an account is created, you should be able to access it using an email client (POP3 or IMAP) or through webmail, if offered by your hosting provider.
You can use forwarders for a variety of purposes. For example, I sometimes use it to catch typos (when someone spells my email name “travis” instead of “tavis”). You can also use it to redirect emails like “support” and “billing” to the same place. Moreover, you might have an email account with a service like Gmail and prefer to have emails sent to your domain forwarded there.
To create a new forwarder, click “Forwarders” and then click “Add forwarder”. The form will first ask you for the email address that you want to be forwarded. This should not be one that already has an account associated with it. Next, choose a destination, either an email account on your server or an external one. Alternatively, you can choose to discard it, useful for an address that only gets spam.
For more information about other email management tasks you can perform in cPanel, visit the cPanel documentation online.