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How do I create an Email Account in cPanel?  Print this Article

By default, you have no email account set up. The main username may look like it is setup as an email, but if you wish to use it, you will need to add it as an email account. 

To create an email account:

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. In the Email section, click Email Accounts.
  3. In the Email field, type the name you want and select the domain name from the drop-down menu below.
    Note: The email name shadow is reserved and cannot be used for an email address.
  4. In the Password fields, type the desired password twice.
  5. Make a selection for Mailbox Quota.
  6. Click Create Account.

The same steps work for creating email accounts for your primary domain, addon domains and subdomains. You cannot create email accounts with a script or via SSH.

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