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cPanel Control Panel – Adding Email Accounts and setting up Email Forwarders

Managing email accounts is essential to running a website or online business. With cPanel's powerful features and user-friendly interface, setting up and managing email accounts becomes a breeze. In this article, we'll provide a detailed walkthrough on adding new email accounts in cPanel and guide you through setting up email forwarders. Whether starting a new website or looking to improve your email management, cPanel has got you covered.

Adding New Email Accounts in cPanel

cPanel allows you to create multiple email accounts associated with your domain. Follow these detailed steps to add new email accounts in cPanel:

1. Log in to your cPanel account using your credentials. You can access cPanel by navigating to "yourdomain.com/cpanel" or "cpanel.yourdomain.com" in your web browser.

2. Once logged in, scroll down to the "Email" section and click the "Email Accounts" icon.

3. On the "Email Accounts" page, click the "Create" button to add a new email account.

4. Enter the desired username for the email account. That will be before the "@" symbol in the email address. For example, if you want the email address to be "[email protected]," enter "info" as the username.

5. Choose the domain from the drop-down menu with which you want to associate the email account. If your cPanel account has numerous domain names, select the correct one.

6. Create a strong password for the email account. Combining capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols would be best. You can use the built-in password generator or manually enter a password.

7. Set a mailbox quota if desired. That will limit the amount of storage space allocated to the email account. You can choose a specific allocation or select "Unlimited" if you don't want any storage restrictions.

8. Finally, click the "Create" button to add the new email account to your cPanel.

CPanel will create the email address, and you can check it from any webmail service or desktop email client (like Outlook or Thunderbird). Note the email account details, including the username and password, as you will need them to configure your email client.

Setting Up Email Forwarders in cPanel

Email forwarders allow you to redirect emails from one address to another. That is useful if you wish to receive emails sent to one address in numerous email accounts or forward emails entirely to a separate email address. Follow these steps to set up email forwarders in cPanel:

1. Log in to your cPanel account.

2. Scroll down to "Email" and select the "Forwarders" icon.

3. On the "Forwarders" page, click the "Add Forwarder" button.

4. In the "Address to Forward" field, enter the email address from which you want to forward emails. That can be an existing email address associated with your domain.

5. Choose the domain associated with the email address from the drop-down menu. Choose the correct domain name if you have more than one.

6. In the "Forward to Email Address" field, type the address to which you want to send forwarded messages. That can be an email account within the same domain or an external email address.

7. Click the "Add Forwarder" button to create the email forwarder.

cPanel will now set up the email forwarder, and any emails sent to the specified email address will be forwarded automatically to the designated email address. You can create multiple email forwarders as per your requirements.

Benefits of Email Forwarders

Email forwarders offer several advantages for managing your email communications:

1. Email Consolidation: You can consolidate multiple email accounts into a single inbox, making managing and responding to emails from different addresses easier.

2. Email Redirection: You can redirect emails from one address to another, ensuring you never miss important messages. That feature is beneficial when different departments or team members handle specific email addresses.

3. Spam Filtering: Email forwarders allow you to apply spam filters to incoming emails, reducing the amount of unwanted messages that reach your inbox.

4. Email Organization: You can use email forwarders to organize incoming messages based on specific criteria. For example, you can forward emails from one address to a designated folder or label.


cPanel's user-friendly interface and powerful features make it a go-to choice for managing website hosting, including email accounts. Adding new email accounts and setting up email forwarders in cPanel is a simple process that requires just a few steps. Following the detailed walkthrough in this article, you can efficiently set up and manage email accounts associated with your domain and redirect emails to designated addresses using email forwarders.

Whether starting a new website or looking to improve your email management, cPanel provides a reliable and convenient solution. With cPanel, managing your email accounts becomes seamless, allowing you to focus on communication and productivity.

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