How To Create A New Email Account In cPanel (Easy 5-Minute Tutorial)

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There are so many benefits to having your own branded email addresses for your business! Just like having your own domain, a domain-specific email address helps to enhance brand recognition and consistency, increase customer and client confidence and create a professional image. And the best part is that creating a new email account in cPanel is pretty easy and straightforward!

But why create an email address for your business using your own domain?

Imagine receiving an email from a wedding planning business with an email address like this:

Now compare that to:

Can’t really compare right? Your own personalized business email address wins hands down every time!

In this tutorial, I’m going to share how you can set up your business email addresses using cPanel. I’m sure you are going to love just how quick and easy it is!

Let’s get started!

How To Open The Email Accounts Dashboard

Before you begin you will need to log into your hosting account.

If your hosting account is with HostArmada, you will find the link to cPanel on your dashboard.

HostArmada Client Dashboard - How To Log In To cPanel

Click the cPanel icon to open cPanel.

When cPanel opens, the Email section should be right near the top of your cPanel dashboard.

Click “Email Accounts” to open your email accounts dashboard.

cPanel Email Accounts Menu Option
cPanel Email Accounts

Getting To Know The Email Accounts Dashboard

The cPanel email accounts dashboard is very intuitive and easy to use with all the options you need in one place!

From the main dashboard you will be able to:

  • Create email addresses.
  • Delete email addresses.
  • Manage each email address.
  • Check your email.
  • Connect your email address to your favorite email software and apps.
cPanel Email Accounts Dashboard
cPanel Email Accounts Dashboard

How To Create A New Email Address

To create a new email address, follow these easy steps:

  • Click the “+Create” button.
  • Select a domain that you would like to use from the dropdown box.
  • Select a username for your email account.
  • Set a password for your email address – you can choose your own password or you can generate one from the dashboard.
  • Click “+Create” at the bottom of the page to create your new email address.
Make an email account in cPanel
Create An Email Account

Congratulations! You have just created a new email address! You should see the new email on your main email dashboard.

When you open your email box for the first time you will see an email with all your email account configuration settings waiting for you there.

How To Check Your Email Online

To check your email online, directly from cPanel, simply click the “Check Email” button to the right of your email address in the email accounts dashboard.

Check Email Button
How To Check Your Email

cPanel will being you to a welcome screen with a couple of options for your new email address. From here you will be able to:

  • Open your email account using Roundcube webmail software.
  • Manage autoresponders.
  • Manage email filters.
  • Manage email forwarders.
  • Edit your settings.
  • Set up your email address for different devices.

To open your email, click “Open”.

Roundcube Webmail Software
Roundcube Webmail Software

The Roundcube email software is pretty straightforward and easy to use.

You should already have one email in your inbox – Client Configuration Settings. This email will contain all the details that you need to set up your email address with the emailing software that you use.

How To Manage Your Email Address

cPanel gives you quite a few options when it comes to managing your email address. To access these options, click “Manage” from your “Email Accounts” dashboard.

How to manage your email account
How To Manage Your Email

From this dashboard you will be able to:

  • Check your email.
  • Change your password.
  • Specify how much storage your email address can use.
  • Specify restrictions on your account.
  • Delete the email account.

You will also have links to connect and configure your devices, calendars, and contacts.

How To Delete An Email Address

To delete an email address, go to the main “Email Accounts” dashboard.

Select the little checkbox to the left of the email address you would like to delete.

Click “Delete“.

How to delete and email account
How To Delete An Email Account


cPanel makes it really easy to create and manage all your email accounts from one place. I hope this quick tutorial has helped you to set up your first email account! We will be using the email address that you create for your website’s legal pages, contact forms, and newsletter subscription forms.

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