Webmail Programs in CPanel

Todhost offers you a choice in webmail programs. You can choose whichever program you are most familiar with, or the one you learn to like. You can switch webmail programs as much as you like, and you will still see all your emails.

Horde is a popular choice, but does require some configuration to make it behave the way users expect. (For instance, Horde does not use a trash can for your deleted emails.)

SquirrelMail is highly recommended by us because the user interface is easy and is much more like the email programs you familiar with and should like to use. This software behaves the way users expect. (For example, it sends deleted mail to a trash folder.) Also, Squirrel Mail has low amounts of graphics, which makes it a faster option in terms of page loads. We also find that SquirrelMail is more reliable. If your other webmail programs are not working, try SquirrelMail.

RoundCube is another popular choice. Again, just pick the program you like.

Remember that you can change webmail programs anytime, and you will still see the same emails.

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How to Login to Squirrel Mail

Squrrel mail is one popular email client in cPanel used to send, receive and perform other email functions like saving an unsent email message. You can follow these steps to login to Squirrel mail.

1) Login to webmail.domainname.com (replace domain name.com with your domain name)  or simply use the url: yourdomain.com/webmail (make sure you replace yourdomain.com with your actual domain name.

2) login with the FULL email address (not just the name) and enter your password.

3) Upon a successful login, select the webmail client that you wish to use (there are 3) - In this case, select Squirrelmail

Reading a new email message in SquirrelMail by clicking the INBOX icon.

If you have any further questions, please contact technical support

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How to modify display preferences in squirrel mail

SquirrelMail is an interface for using your mail function in cPanel.

This tutorial shows you how to modify display preferences in Squirrel mail. Follow these steps to achieve this.

    Enter your username in the name field (if in doubt: <username>@<your.domain>).
    Enter your password in the password field. Your password will show up as asterisks (*); this is a security feature to prevent other people from viewing your password when you type it in. The password must be exactly the same as configured in the IMAP Server (or your IPMAP mailer program)
    Press the "Login" button.

If you're can't get in, double check your username and password, and then contact support if you still have problems.

Some SquirrelMail installations, but not all, allow a user to change their password through the web interface. If this is a feature you need, but don't have, contact our support team using the client area.

It is possible to create a link (or bookmark) to the login page that will make it use a default username. To do this add the text ?loginname=username to the end of the URL (which previously ended with login.php), here "username" should be substituted by your actual username.

Also read:

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Logging in to Round Cube Email

    First, access the webmail login page. This can be done by via any web browser. The exact URL will differ depending on your domain name, but it will always be one of two formats, either example.com/webmail or webmail.example.com. The example.com portion of the URL will be replaced with your own domain name, of course. Enter the URL and click Enter.
     
    This will bring you to the webmail login area, you will log in with your email address and its password. Once you have entered the correct information, click on the Login button.
     
    This brings you to the initial screen with all three email clients to choose from. From here, click on the RoundCube logo to enter that email client.

How to Create Email Signature in Roundcube

        Log into your Webmail dashboard and choose the RoundCube option.
        Click on the Settings option in the upper right corner of the screen.This brings you to the RoundCube Settings screen.
        Locate and click on the Identities tab. You are now on the Identities list screen.
        Find and click the desired identity in the left hand panel.
        Clicking on the identity brings up two tabs in the right hand panel. Click on the Signatures tab. If you wish to use HTML in your signature, simply click the HTML Signature checkbox. This will cause the Signature field to change over for HTML allowing for special formatting.
        Enter your desired custom signature in the Signature field.
        Once entered, click on the Save button located underneath the tabs.You have now created your new email signature

    Adding an image to yuor signature file

        Upload the image either on your hosting account or on an image-sharing site.
        After that you need to access your mail account and go to Settings.
        Go to Preferences -> Composing Messages. Once there you need to set Compose HTML messages to always.
        Open the link to the image you uploaded in your browser and repeast steps above to access your Signature file in HTML mode
        Click on the image you wish to attach to the signature and drag it to the field called Signature.
        Now click the Save button

Logging into Horde Mail

    Start by logging into your webmail. You can get to the webmail login by using the format your-website-.com/webmail in your browser's address bar. Be sure to replace your-website.com with your own domain name.
    Click on the Horde Mail option from the selection of interfaces.
Once you have logged into the Horde Mail interface you will be brought to your Inbox. Fron there you can manage your emails as desired.

Setting Prefernces in Horde Mail

Creating an email signature in Horde

    Log into your Webmail dashboard and choose the Horde option.
    From the Horde dashboard, go to the top of the screen and at the right look for the icon that looks a gear. When you click on this icon there will be a series of drop down menus. Simply hover over Preferences and then click on Mail when the menu appears.
    Click on the section labeled Personal Information.

    In the Personal Information section you can see two drop-down menus. One is for your default identity and the other allows you to select the identity you want to edit. The second drop-down menu also allows you to create a NEW identity if necessary. These identities allow you to specify the sender's email information including: your full name, the email from address, a reply-to email address, addresses for BCC, and a signature.
    personal-info
    From this page, you are able to create your signature. Scroll down until you find the Signature field. This is located at the bottom of the screen. You can create a text signature using the first box labeled Your signature. If you want to create an HTML signature, then use the editor at the bottom of the screen. If you leave the HTML editor blank, then the text signature will be used. add-signature
    When you have finished creating your desired signature, click the Save button at the bottom of the page.

You have now completed creating a signature for your Horde mail.

2.3 Setting preferences in Squirrel Mail

From any Squirrel Mail window, you can select "Options" at the top of the screen, to review or edit your user preferences.

Options available are:

    Personal information
    Message highlighting
    Index order
    Display preferences
    Folder preferences


How to Create Email Accounts

You can easily create e-mail accounts from your hosting account's Control Panel (cPanel). Here is what you need to do:

Step 1: Log into your cPanel

Step 2: Once at the main page, click on the Email Accounts icon.

Email Accounts

Step 3: In the fields provided, type the name of the account, the password and the disk space you would like to assign to the mailbox.

Create e-mail account

Step 4: Click on the Create Account button to create the mailbox.

You will be taken to a page which asks you for confirmation. Click on Yes to create the mailbox.
How to remove mail accounts

There is no problem to remove any added email accounts.

To delete a mail account, simply click on the Delete button next to it.

Delete e-mail account

You will be taken to a page which asks you for confirmation. Click on Yes to delete the account.


How to set up emailing list in cPanel

Setting up an emailing list allows you to send an email to multiple recipients while keeping each recipient's email address private. There are many mailing list scripts on the internet, but we recommend phpList which can be installed using Todhost's auto-installer, QuickInstall.

Install phpList

To install phpList via QuickInstall, follow these steps:

    Log into cPanel.
    In the Software/Services section, click the QuickInstall icon.
    In the left menu, under Mail Software, click phpList.
    Click Continue.
    Select the domain on which you'd like phpList installed.
    Enter the admin email, installation name and admin username.
    Click Install Now.
    Once the installation is complete, you can access your admin area by going to:

        http://yourdomain.com/admin/index.php

    Be sure to replace yourdomain.com with the actual domain on which you installed phpList.

Note: Avoid sending to multiple addresses using the CC field. Everyone will be able to see each other's email address.

You can always send to extra addresses using BCC, but this can be a hassle when you often have new people to email.

For information on how to use phpList in accordance with Todhost's mail policy, please see the following article:
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