Create Domain Name Email on Webhost with cPanel

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In this tutorial, we are going to learn how to create a domain name email using the cPanel of your webhost. For example, “” is a domain name email associated with the domain name “”. (This is just an example email used in this tutorial. It is not an actual working email. So do not email to that address.)

Different hosts uses a variety of admin interfaces. Some web hosting services use their own proprietary admin interface. And others uses the third party admin interface known as “cPanel”.

In your host have the cPanel administration interface, then you can use the “Email Accounts” icon to set up your emails.

1. Log into your webhost cPanel.

2. Click on the icon “Email Accounts”.

email accounts icon in cpanel

3. Enter the email setting information.
email setting info

Select the domain name from the drop list (if you happen to have more than one domain name). Type in the desired email address. Come up with a strong password for that email address. Or you can click the Generate button to have one generated for you. You can set unlimited quota or the default quota size for space allocated for email storage. Then click the “Create Account” button.

4. You should get a message saying email created. And you should see the new email listed lower down on the same “Email Accounts” page. You can now access this email via webmail, or configure your email client to access it.

There are two types of email client access: POP and IMAP. IMAP is generally preferred whenever available. See difference between POP and IMAP.

We have tutorials on configuring email client like Thunderbird to access your new email using POP or to access it using IMAP.