• ** This is part of a series of How To’s for helping you set you your ownline biz. Sometimes we get derailed for not being able to do some simple tasks. We are tackling them here. If you would like more information on something you DONT see added here, please contact me. Tx

    How to Set Up Your Emails in cPanel

    You can use your hosting company’s control panel, also known as cPanel to set up your email.

    1. The first step is to log into your cPanel account.. usually this can be found by going to www.yourdomain.com/cpanel

    (ok make sure yourdomain is replaced with the name of your domain).. To log in, the user/pass are usually those sent in your welcome email that you would use for uploading to your site.

    2. In the “Mail” section, click on “Email Accounts”

    3. If you are hosting more than one domain, select the domain you are setting up the new email for, then click “go”

    4. In the “Email” text box, enter the username of your new email address

    5. In the “Password” text box, enter the password of your new email address

    6. If you choose, you can specify a quota (in megabytes) “Mailbox quota” text box. You can also leave it set as default 10. If you have relatives like I do, who find it necessary to show you a picture of their childs first poop in the toilet on high resolution and everything else under the sun, you may want to up the quota :) .

    7. Click on the “Create” button.

    You should now see your new email account listed in the Current Accounts section.

    You can click on the “Web Mail” link to access your email; there will probably be a few options to choose from. You can use the program that appeals to you the most.  I usually use Neomail or Horde. You can continue to use web mail, or, you can download your email into a program such as Outlook.

    There are advantages to both. For instance, if you choose to use web mail, you will be able to access your mail from any computer, as long as there is an internet connection. If you download your mail into Outlook, once it’s downloaded, you can read it without being connected to the internet.

    There are alternatives to creating a new email. For instance, you can use email forwarding, and have your emails sent to your current email. However, the email address that you have the mail forwarded to will be the email address that shows in the “from” section on your replies.

    Actually that is NOT true if you use Gmail. Gmail offers the ability to receive all emails forwarded from different accounts and is sooo cool in that it allows you to REPLY to an email as if you are writing FROM the email from the acct in which it was received. So if I were to have one master Gmail account, I could have all my mail accounts forwarded and reply to each account as if I was writing from that account. You just have to select the correct options when setting this up in Gmail.

    I actually saw a video showing how setting up your Gmail acct to absorb ALL your different accounts into different folders saved someone hours of their weekly workload, and that adds up pretty quickly.

    Set up your free Gmail account – www.gmail.com

    Be Well,


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