DIY – How to Create a New Email Account in Cpanel

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How to make email in cpanel

Never Fear! Now you can add email addresses to your hosting account easily!

Here’s a quick tutorial right from cPanel Documentation to add an email address to your hosting account. This will only work if you have cPanel based hosting (A2 Hosting, Host Gator, etc.)

Create email in cpanel

To add a new email address, follow these steps:

1 first thing! See the screenshot above? You will need to go into the little icon with the letter that says ‘Email Accounts’

  1. Enter the email address that you wish to create in the Email text box.
    • If you manage more than one domain, make sure to select the appropriate domain from the drop-down menu.
  2. Enter and confirm the new password in the appropriate text boxes. Choose a good password. If you start out with a generic one, with the word password in it. PLEASE, PLEASE, go back in and change it to something that is more secure. Weak passwords will get you hacked. Make it a strong one. You can also use the password generator if you can’t come up with a password on your own.
  3. Enter the quota in the Mailbox Quota text box.
    • The quota defines how much hard drive space the account may use to store email.

      Important. I usually click unlimited or your box might fill up quickly.

  1. Click Create Account.

Congratulations! You have a new email address!


Now, if you need configure it to work with a blackberry (which I’m not sure who still has those) or your iPhone or Outlook, click the More button that corresponds to the appropriate email account and then select Configure Email Client. It will take you to a new page with all the instructions on how to set up POP and IMAP email with your new email address.

Because I like having info all in one place, I’ve got some Quick Links for More Email Help here. Warning: Some of these are advanced settings. Contact your website developer or hosting company knowledge base for instructions or help if you are unsure what do.

  • BoxTrapper — BoxTrapper allows you to block unwanted email. Use the BoxTrapper interface to configure your BoxTrapper settings.
  • Apache SpamAssassin  — Apache SpamAssassin allows you to block unwanted email. Use the Apache SpamAssassin interface to configure your Apache SpamAssassin settings.
  • Forwarders — Forwarders allow you to forward incoming email from one address to another. Use this interface to create and manage your domain’s forwarders.
  • Auto Responders — Auto responders allow you to send a message in response to incoming email automatically. Use this interface to create and manage your domain’s auto responders.
  • Default Address — Use the Default Address interface to configure how cPanel will handle mail that is sent to invalid email addresses for your domain.
  • Mailing Lists — Mailing lists allow you to specify a single address through which you can send an email message to multiple addresses.
  • Account-Level Filtering — Account-level filters allow you to create mail filters for your domain’s main email account.
  • User-Level Filtering — User-level filters allow you to create mail filters for specific email accounts on your domain.
  • Email Trace — Use this interface to review details about email delivery attempts for your account.
  • Import Addresses and Forwarders — Use this interface to create multiple email accounts or forwarders when you upload a list of usernames.
  • Email Authentication — Use this interface to configure DKIM, SPF, and other settings that help prevent spam.
  • MX Entry — Use this interface to add and manage MX entries.
  • Email Archiving  — Use this interface to save incoming, outgoing, or mailing list messages for a specified amount of time.




By Stephanie

Owner of Design Edit Studio, LLC and Senior UI/UX Front-End Developer Experienced creative director, designer and digital marketing strategist with 14 years running a creative design and marketing studio. An adept multitasker capable of bringing simultaneous web design, graphic design and marketing projects to completion with accuracy and efficiency. Skilled in many ecommerce platforms as well as WordPress and certified in social media management and email marketing.


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