cPanel Email setup and email filters
Creating email accounts in cPanel is easy. Here are the steps to setup email account in cPanel
- Go to cPanel -> Mail -> Email Accounts
- Click on Email Accounts button to go the Email setup page (here you can create and manage email accounts)
- Type the name of the email account you want to create such as Jenny@coolsample.com where coolsample is your domain name.
- In Password field, type password
- In Confirm password field, type same password again
- Keep the default email quota or change the value to the desired size of the mailbox
- Click Create Account
- Once the email is created, you can see it in the list of email accounts for your domain (for coolsample.com in this case). You will also see a Manage link near the newly created email address that allows you to make changes (password, email quota) for the email account.
- Once you have setup email account, you can access it via Webmail. cPanel offers three web based email clients – SquirrelMail, Horde, and RoundCube. You can select any one of the three and set it as your default email client. When you click on any of these, you will automatically login into your web based email client.
- If you want to set up desktop email client, click on Configure email client link below
- You will see a window mentioning configuring details for a different email client. In the Manual Settings section, note down the Incoming server and Outgoing Server details. You will need it when configuring desktop email client manually. Some users may want to access the email from their desktop email client. Here are steps to configure Thunderbird email client.
Configuring Thunderbird email client
- Open Thunderbird
- Click Create Account.
- A new popup box appears. Enter details like your name, email address, password and click on Continue
- In the next box, you need to specify the type of email- IMAP, POP3.
- By default, IMAP is selected. You can keep the default option if you want emails to be saved on the server. If you want emails to be downloaded on your computer, select POP3
- Click Done
cPanel allows you to set up email filters for each email account in your domain.
Set up email filters for email account in cPanel
The email filters determine which part of the email is examined by the system and whether the filter matches the parameters. Some of the most used email filters are:
|From||Message Sender’s address|
|Subject||The Subject Line|
|Spam Status||Checks whether the message is marked as Spam by Apache SpamAssassin. The Status line starts with Yes or No|
|Equals||The messages is similar to the defined string|
|Contains||Have defined strings|
|Does not contain||Does not have defined strings|
Steps to create a new filter
- Click Manage filters in Filters by Users table
- Click Create a New Filter
- In the Filter name box, enter name of the filter
- Configure your filter’s option and desired action
- Click Create
Steps to test the filter
- Click Manage filters next to your desired email account in the Filters by Users table
- Type a test mail message in the Filter Test text box
- Click Test Filter
Steps to edit a filter
- Click Next adjacent to the filter you want to modify
- Make the changes to the filter’s option and desired action
- Click Save
Steps to delete a filter
- Click Delete adjacent to the filter you want to delete
- Click Delete Filter to confirm your action