How To Set Your Default Address in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s set our default email address.

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  3. Click the Default Address icon.

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  4. This is where you set your default address, so that all unrouted email will have a place to go.

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  5. Currently our default address is set to our account name, meaning all unrouted emails will be stored in our main email account.

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  6. Since we likely won’t be using that address, let’s set it to an email address we will be using.

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  7. Click "Forward to email address".

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  8. Then enter the email address you want as your default address.

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  9. Click "Change".

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  10. That’s it! The default address has been set.

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  11. The new default address setting can be seen here.

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  12. You can always update your default address setting by returning to this screen.

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How To Set up an Autoresponder in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s setup an autoresponder.

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  3. Click the Autoresponders icon.

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  4. This is where you create autoresponders for your email addresses. Autoresponders send messages back automatically, to anyone who sends an email to a specified address.

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  5. Enter an interval value, then enter an email address you want to set an autoresponder for.

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  6. An interval of 8 hours means the autoresponder cannot send more than 1 email to an address within an 8 hour period.

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  7. Now complete the rest of the autoresponder email.

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  8. When finished, click "Create/Modify".

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  9. That’s it! The autoresponder has been setup. Now when someone sends an email to John, the "Out of Office" email will automatically be sent to them.

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How To Set up Email Forwarding in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s setup an email forwarder.

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  3. Click the Forwarders icon.

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  4. An email forwarder allows you to send a copy of all email from one address to another. This is handy when you have multiple addresses, but only want to have to check one of them.

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  5. Click the "Add Forwarder" button.

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  6. Enter the email address you want to forward…

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  7. Then enter the address you want the message forwarded to.

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  8. Click "Add Forwarder".

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  9. That’s it! The email forwarder has been setup, and will start working immediately.

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How To Set up Email Filters in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s setup an email filter.

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  3. Click the User Filters icon.

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  4. Then click the "Manage Filters" link next to the email account you want to create a filter for.

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  5. Then click "Create a New Filter".

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  6. Enter a name for the filter.

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  7. Then specify the rule.

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  8. Now define an "action" for the rule.

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  9. In this case, the action is to deliver the email to the inbox.

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  10. To finish, click the "Create" button.

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  11. That’s it! The filter has been created.

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  12. You can always return to this screen to create new filters, or edit or delete existing ones.

 

How To Enable Spam Protection in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s learn how to enable spam protection.

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  3. Click the BoxTrapper icon.

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  4. Box Trapper protects your inbox from spam by requiring all email senders who aren’t on your Whitelist, to reply to a verification email before you can receive their mail.

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  5. To enable BoxTrapper for an email address, click "Manage".

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  6. Then click the "Enable" button.

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  7. BoxTrapper has now been enabled for this address. Click "Go Back".

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  8. Next you’ll want to configure your BoxTrapper settings. Click the "Configure Settings" link.

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  9. You can set various options here, including auto-whitelisting for addresses you send email to.

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  10. Next click "Edit Confirmation Messages".

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  11. From here you can edit the standard confirmation messages already setup for you.

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  12. Next, click "Edit White/Black/Ignore Lists".

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  13. From here you can add addresses to your Whitelist, Blacklist, and Ignore list.

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  14. Once you have BoxTrapper setup the way you want, you’ll notice a huge reduction in spam.

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  15. Another option for controlling spam is to use SpamAssassin.

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  16. You can use SpamAssassin in conjunction with BoxTrapper for maximum spam control, or you can use BoxTrapper on its own, or SpamAssassin on its own.

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  17. Click to Enable SpamAssassin.

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  18. Then click "Go Back".

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  19. You’ll now want to configure SpamAssassin, so click the "Configure" button.

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  20. From here you can setup your blacklist with email addresses you KNOW are spam …

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  21. … and can add email addresses to your whitelist … addresses you KNOW are NOT spam.

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How To Add an MX Entry in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s learn how to add an MX entry.

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  3. Click the MX Entry icon.

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  4. Setting a custom MX entry is useful if you want your email handled by another server, or if you want to setup a backup email server.

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  5. Enter a priority number for the new MX record: the lower priority numbers will be tried first, followed by higher numbers.

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  6. Then enter the new MX entry.

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  7. Click "Add New Record".

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  8. That’s it! The new MX record has been added.

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  9. So in this case, the default mybiz1234.com mail server will be tried first because it has a priority of 0 …

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  10. … followed by the new email server mx1.myexchange.com, because its priority number is 1.

 

How To Use Webmail from Within cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s learn how to use webmail to access our email from within cPanel.

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  3. Click the Email Accounts icon.

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  4. To access webmail for the main account, you would use this link… but we’re not going to do this because we want to access webmail for a specific account.

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  5. Instead, click the "More" drop down box for the email account you wish to access.

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  6. Then click "Access Webmail".

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  7. Type the email address password, then click "Log in".

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  8. This is the Horde webmail main screen, where we can check our inbox …

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  9. … and compose a "New Message".

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How To Change Your cPanel Password

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s learn how to change the cPanel password.

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  3. Click the "Change Password" icon.

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  4. First enter your old, or existing password.

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  5. Then enter and confirm a new password.

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  6. Click "Change your password now".

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  7. That’s it! The cPanel password has been changed.

 

How To Set up a Cron Job in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s learn how to setup a cron job.

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  3. Click the "Cron Jobs" icon.

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  4. Enter the email address where you want the cron job results sent after each time it runs.

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  5. Now you have to define exactly when and how often you want the cron job to run.

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  6. This is made easier by selecting one of the pre-defined common settings.

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  7. Notice that by choosing a common setting, all fields are filled in automatically. This also helps you understand what each field means.

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  8. Next, enter the command of the script you want to run, including the path (from root).

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  9. Then click "Add New Cron Job".

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  10. That’s it! The cron job has been set, and will be listed at the bottom of the screen.

 

How To Update Your Contact Information in cPanel

  1. This tutorial assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.

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  2. Now let’s learn how to update our contact information.

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  3. Click the "Contact Information" link.

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  4. Make sure you enter a correct, working email address… as this is how you will be contacted by the system.

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  5. You should enter a second email address as well, simply as a backup to the first.
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  6. You can choose to be notified when you’re reaching your disk quota, bandwith usage limit, or email account quota.

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  7. When ready, click "Save".

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  8. That’s it! We’ve successfully updated our contact information, and will be notified by email when getting close to our storage and bandwidth limits.