Creating your e-mail accounts in cPanel

Steps to create e-mail accounts for your users

The first step in setting up your "All In One" Hosting Plan is to setup a channel of communication. This means that the first thing to consider is, setting up your e-mail accounts in your control panel / cPanel®
When you install programs on your server the installer will be able to send details to your designated e-mail 




You will receive your login credentials when you signup for a hosting accout with Host Direct.

The login details will be as follws:
Username:
Password:
Address: http://www.yourdomain.co.za/cpanel


1] Login with your credentials into cPanel which is your control panel. There are numerous functions and apps in the control panel serving various purposes. In this step we are only interested in setting up e-mail accounts.

Note: When signing in you will find that  hosts that are using a self-signed SSL certificate (secure socket layer), cause the browser to issue a security warning that the site is not safe. If you purchased a Hosting Plan from Host Direct, then we guarantee that our servers are safe and sound and pose no risk to the user. Click the ADVANCED option in the web browser and continue to the website, regardless of the 'unsafe' warning.

2] When you have successfully logged into your control panel, scroll down and find the e-mail icon and clck it to open the setup screen.

3] At the very top you will find a space to enter just the first part of the email address. Example: for john@yourdomain.co.za you will just enter john, which the part before the @ sign.

4] Enter your password twice to ensure that they match. Passwords should be strong and not shorter than eight characters. Examples of good passwords are:
D@9m/1?=(L4# - always use upper and lowercase alphabets, numbers, and special characters as we have done in the example. Do not fall into the trap of using easy passwords.


6] Set the size in MB for your mail box. If you know that the mailbox is going to be busy, then set the size higher. Its best initially to keep the size to about 1000 MB or 1 GB. You can edit this later.
Note: With POP3 accounts mail is deleted from the server and stored on your local PC or mobile device. With IMAP accounts the mail is stored on your mail server and it take up valuable server space. If you are therefore using IMAP, ensure that the mail is archived and stored off-site, securely.

You will notice that there are other options next to each e-mail account that offer you the opportunity to change passwords and increase mailbox size.

NEXT: Now that you have created an e-mail account on your server, e.g. john@yourbusiness.co.za, you can open your e-mail client such as Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird or any other mail program to configure your e-mail account.


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