How to Create an Email Account in cPanel

Email Accounts IconCreating an email account in cPanel is fairly easy.

Each of your users can have their own email accounts, with their own passwords and their own webmail interface. Each email account supports POP3, IMAP, SMTP and webmail.

Video Tutorial: How to Use Email Accounts

Creating the Email Account

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Click on Accounts in the Email section.
    • In some themes, it may be called Email Accounts instead of Accounts, and will be located in the Mail section.
  3. Enter the email address you wish to create.
    • If your have multiple domains or subdomains on this hosting account, pick the appropriate one for this email address.
  4. Enter the password for this email account twice.
    • Use the Password Generator to create a more secure password (optional).
  5. Select a Mailbox Quota.
    • This determines how much storage the new email account will have.
  6. Click on Create Account.

It will indicate that the account is created and it will now appear on the list of accounts.

After the Email Account is Created

Once the account is created, you can do several things including:

Among other things.

Selecting a Disk Quota

When you select a mailbox quota for an email account, you are placing a limit on the disk space a particular email account can use. You can select "unlimited" or a size expressed in megebytes (MB). 

It is usually recommended that you place a specific size so you dont' accidently use all of the space on your account. This can happen if the email user gets a lot of email and does not check the account that often to delete unnecessary email. 

Be aware that the space used by your email counts towards any disk quota placed on your account, which would affect your website if you run our of space.

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