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Create a domain email account and step up your game. You’ve used cPanel to install WordPress in your web hosting environment. Therefore, why not use a Gmail account? Gmail is free, like so many other email providers.

Why Create a Domain Email Account?

You’re ready to put some polish on your new online business. However, you want that professional touch, brand recognition and all that goes along with it.

If you want your customers to see an email that comes from yourname@yourdomain.com, then you need to know how to create a domain email account. With that in mind, we’re going to go through the steps necessary to do this if your web hosting environment is using cPanel.

Use cPanel to Create a Domain Email Account

cPanel is described as an online Linux-based web hosting control panel that uses a graphical user interface and automation tools designed to simplify the process of hosting a website.

You can access cPanel and manage various aspects of your website and server administration tasks through a standard web browser.

cpanel email accounts section Let’s see how cPanel is used to create a domain email account for your WordPress website by following these steps:

Step 1: Log into your cPanel account and go to the section with the heading ‘EMAIL’

Step 2: Click ‘Email Accounts’

A page will open, displaying a list of tabs related to your domain email accounts across the top:

  • Add Email Account
  • Email Accounts
  • Default Email Account
  • Configuration Options

cpanel add email domain account sectionWe’re going to focus on the ‘Add Email Account’ tab, since that’s what we came here for.

Step 3: Enter the chosen domain email account name that you would like in the ‘Email’  text field

Note: No spaces are allowed. Therefore, you can only enter letters, numbers, periods, hyphens, and underscores. However, you don’t have to include the domain name as this will be automatically appended to the email account name.

Step 4: Select the domain in the drop-down list under the ‘Domain’ section.

Step 5: Enter a password in the ‘Password’ field

Note: Passwords must be at least 5 characters long. For the best security, your password should contain a mixture of upper and lowercase letters as well as least one number and a symbol.

Step 6: Re-type your password in the ‘Password (Again)’ field

Step 7: Set the email mailbox quota size in the ‘Mailbox Quota’ selector or select ‘Unlimited’, if that option is available

Step 8: Optional: check off  ‘send welcome email with mail client configuration’  instructions’ (appears below the ‘Create Account’ button)

Step 9: Click the ‘Create Account’ button

create domain email success messageIf everything goes well, you will see the following message appear:

‘Success: Account “yourname@yourdomain.com” created (View)’

View Your Domain Email Account

There are a couple of way to view the newly created domain email account:

  • Click the ‘View’ link that appears in the message above
  • Click ‘Email Accounts’ tab at the top of the page

You will be taken to the page listing all of your domain email accounts.

list of domain email accounts in cpanelAdditionally, notice the list of actions appearing to the far right of the domain email account:

  • Access Webmail
  • Disk and Quota
  • Manage Suspension
  • Password and Authentication
  • Connect Devices
  • Delete

These actions may vary depending upon your cPanel installation.

However, we’re interested in the ‘Access Webmail’ action. In this way, we can see the different ways to view and create email messages with this new domain email account.

domain email account cpanel actionsClick ‘Access Webmail’ to view the various Mail Client Configuration settings.

cpanel default webmail application choicesIf you just want to use a web browser to view and create emails, select from one of the default Webmail Applications appearing at the top of the page:

  • horde
  • roundcube
  • SquirrelMail

Before clicking ‘Set as Default’, look below to view the various Mail Client settings. Use these settings if you’d like to set up this domain email account on your smartphone, tablet or computer.

cpanel mail client automatic configuration scriptsYou may also enter an email address of your choice to send the configuration information to under ‘Email Instructions’.

If you’re ready to select the default webmail application, scroll back up to the top and click on ‘Set as Default’ on your choice. As a result, this will place a star with the word ‘Default’ next to it.

default webmail application selected in cpanelClicking on your selection again will open the default webmail application in the browser.

Once the default webmail application opens, you will need to supply the full name and email address under the ‘Name and Address Options’. This is necessary, before you can proceed to read or create email messages.

Testing Your Domain Email Account

Use another email application on your computer, smartphone or tablet to send a message to the new domain email address.

Thereafter, once you’ve verified that everything is working, you’re ready to start using your domain email address. You’re now ready to communicate with your customers and business associates.

When testing the StockUnlocks plugin, various messages are sent out regarding cell phone unlock order confirmation and status. However, there’s a quick way to update the default messages with your new domain email address:

wordpress dashboard settings general selectionStep 1: Access your WordPress Dashboard and Click on Settings > General

Step 2: Update the ‘Email Address’ field with your new domain email address

Step 3: Scroll down and click “Save Changes”

Adjust WordPress Automated Email Messages

Next, you should update the default, automated messages that the StockUnlocks plugin sends out:

Step 1: Access your WordPress Dashboard and Click on StockUnlocks > Plugin Optionsstockunlocks plugin options selection

Step 2: Update the following ‘Email’ fields with the new domain email address:

Order …

  • Submitted From Email
  • Submitted Copy To
  • Available From Email
  • Available Copy To
  • Rejected From Email
  • Rejected Copy To
  • Submit Error From Email
  • Submit Error Copy To

Check Order …

  • Error From Email
  • Error Copy To

stockunlocks email template settingsTip: Reset WordPress Automated Email Messages

Individually updating single fields is fine. However, here’s a quick way to update all the email fields at once:

Step 1: Clear all of the email fields so that they are blank

Step 2: Click on any one of the ‘Save Changes:’ buttons to automatically fill all of the blank email fields at one time

The StockUnlocks plugin pulls the value found in the ‘Email Address’ field that you set in the Dashboard ‘Settings > General’ section. Therefore, it automatically fills in the blank Email fields found in ‘StockUnlocks > Plugin Options’.

In Summary

Creating your own domain email account:

  • Make A Great First Impression In Business
  • Helps others to remember your website
  • Separates you from spammer accounts
  • Is not difficult to set up

How have you found testing the StockUnlocks plugin? In your opinion, what can we do to further improve the messaging functionality? Either way, don’t hesitate to give us your feedback!

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