cPanel is a popular control panel for managing hosting. In fact, most hosting companies now will offer this system to clients, as it is easy to use and efficient. However, most people don’t take advantage of the powerful email settings available. Email accounts are easy to create, but they can also be made ‘spam proof’ and even automatically setup email clients etc. So, let’s take a look at what is really possible.
How to Setup cPanel Hosting Email
Sign into your cPanel and navigate to the EMAIL section. Click on Email Accounts to begin setting up the accounts you require. Simply enter the email account name that appears before the @ symbol and a strong password. You can also use the password generator and a password manager for more security. Then assign a space quota or allow unlimited (this depends on your hosting account and for whom the email is for). Once you click ‘Create Account’ the information will be sent to the owner.
How to Setup Apache SpamAssassin™
Apache SpamAssassin™ allows uses to set how strictly emails are marked as spam, and also if spam should be automatically deleted. To access Apache SpamAssassin, just go to the EMAIL area of cPanel and click the link. The settings should be adjusted cautiously, especially if you turn on the ‘Automatically Delete Spam’ feature. However, for most, this system runs pretty well at the standard level of 5 and auto-delete turned on. To be safe though, click ‘Configure Apache SpamAssassin’ and add any vital email addresses to the ‘Whitelist’ to avoid it being blocked. You can also add entire domains, which makes it easier to add all your important emails. You do this by adding:
You can then test the standard level 5, and if you find emails aren’t marked as spam, increase it until they are. Once you are happy that only spam emails are having the “Spam” mark added to them, then you can try to turn on the auto delete feature for a spam free mail box.
How to Automatically Setup Email Clients
In the same section where you create an email account, you can also navigate further down the page to see accounts that are already active. These accounts then have a tab at the end of the line for further settings. Simply select ‘Setup Client’ to get the information you need to setup email applications on phones, Tablets, PCs, and websites. However, in that same section, there is also an option to automatically setup popular email clients (particularly on PCs and Laptops running Windows or OSX). With these, you would normally download the file and run it to automatically configure the email client with the correct settings … then you simply have to sign in once.
There are many more email functions available in cPanel, but this should give you a good insight into getting started. I hope that you have found this article useful!