If you have recent bought a domain, and are looking to setup a custom email address. Then you will want to use Cpanel to create it, and access the mail portal. Unless you have a very specific reason for using a personal email address. You should always setup a email address for every domain you use.

It only takes a few minutes, and you can forward the emails to a master account. This is for if you don’t plan on checking each unique email account. 


Step 1: Setting up the Account

Log into your Cpanel account
Under the Mail you will find Email accounts. 

You can also use search for email cpanel app under find

If you are creating a general email account for web visitors to get a hold of you, or for creating social media accounts.
Then make sure to use a professional format such as:

  • Contact@Domain.com
  • First.Last@Domain.com
  • LastName@Domain.com
  • FirstNameLastInitial@Domain.com
  • Sales@Domain.com
  • Press@Domain.com
  • Support@Domain.com

I would not recommend using something like admin or info, because it just looks lazy. Internet proficient people will see something is off with a email address like that. 

If you want to limit the size of the email account, you can allocate an amount per account. This can be helpful if you have problems with spam attacks or have limited hard drive space. Otherwise just select unlimited. 

Optional Step: Forwarding Incoming mail to another email account.

If you don’t plan on checking this email account often, or plan on managing multiple accounts. Then you will want to set this up to stay up to date with every new email that comes in. This will forward over the emails to another account, so you are aware of them.

Note: Make sure to be aware of what account you respond back with. If they send a email to contact@domain.com, they wont be expecting a reply from name@gmail.com.

Type in email address to forward: Contact@Pdxsnob.com in this example.

Destination: Forward to email address: wherever you want it to go.

and add Forwarder setup to save.

Step 2: Webmail Access

After you have created the email account & password.
Head back to the Cpanel Home page and find WebMail.
This is where you will log into the new email account you just created.

In the webmail menu, you will find the url address to access your email address. 

You can save this if you are going to access your email via the server. Another nice way to get access to the email’s is to setup windows live mail to receive it. Then you will get desktop notifications of new incoming mail.

Click Log In To Webmail.

Cpanel gives you a few different choices for mail clients. We have found Squirrelmail to be basic, but it does a great job. Horde is another great choice to go with as well, if you want more features. 

Step 3: Mail Client Configuration

You will have to configure squirrel mail once you have selected it.
You only have to update the Name and Address Options.

Click Submit and Its ready to use.