How To Manage Your EMail Features Using Webmail

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You or your web administrator may have set up your email account using the Email Accounts Menu in Cpanel. Now you want to start using your email and you need to set up other email features. You can manage your email account from the webmail menu that is usually set as a sub directory of your website. For instance, if your email is sample.com, your webmail will be found at sample.com/webmail using a web browser.

At yourdomain.com/webmail, you will be asked for your email ID and password. Enter the details and after logging in you will see the email features below which we will now explain one after the other:

Understanding Webmail Features

The most conspicuous thing you will see after logging in to Webmail are webmail clients Horde, SquirrelMail, or Roundcube. Using any of these clients, you can read your e-mail directly from the server. Changes made to e-mail in a webmail client are immediate on the server. If you delete a message there it is deleted from the entire account and cannot be retrieved by another mail client at a later time.

Another feature you will see is SpamAssassin. This is an e-mail filtering system that attempts to identify spam messages based on their content, matched against known spam blacklists.

Email Forwarders allow you to send copies of all your messages from one e-mail account to another. You can also send message from all the accounts on one domain to the corresponding users on another domain.

Using Auto Responders you can create an auto e-mail response for any account. Many people use this feature for notifying senders that you are away on vacation and they can anticipate delays.

User Level Filtering allows you to manage filters for each user account. Each user’s filter is processed AFTER the main account filters.

Account Level Filtering allows you to manage the filters for the main account. There you can also test existing filters.

Use Import Addresses/Forwarders to import accounts or forwarders from an Excel spreadsheet file [.xls] or a comma-separated values sheet [.csv].

MX Entry allows you to change the MX or Mail Exchanger Records for your domain as well as define on which server to deliver the messages

Managing you email is easy. The next time you login to your webmail account, try your hands on the features above and see how emailing can be really fun.

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