How to access webmail through cPanel

This article describes how to access a webmail application from within cPanel.

What are webmail applications?

Webmail applications enable you to check your e-mail accounts by using your web browser. You can compose and read e-mail messages, maintain an address book, and perform other common tasks. Offline e-mail client applications, such as Thunderbird and Microsoft Outlook, generally provide more features than webmail applications but also require more initial configuration.

cPanel includes the Roundcube webmail application.

Webmail is an optional feature. You can also use your preferred e-mail client application, such as Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook, to access your e-mail accounts. You can even use a combination of webmail and a client application. For example, you might use webmail to check your e-mail while you are at work, and then download your e-mail to your computer using a client application when you get home. For information about how to set up a client e-mail application, please see this article.

How to access the cPanel webmail login

To access an e-mail account using webmail from within cPanel, follow these steps:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
    If you do not know how to log in to your cPanel account, please see this article.
  2. Open the Email Accounts tool:
    • If you are using the Jupiter theme, on the Tools page, in the Email section, click Email Accounts:

      cPanel - Email - Email Accounts icon

    • If you are using the Paper Lantern theme, in the EMAIL section of the cPanel home page, click Email Accounts:

      cPanel - Email - Email Accounts icon

  3. Under Email Accounts, locate the e-mail account that you want to access, and then click Check Email.

    Alternatively, you can use the URL, where is your domain name, to access webmail. Then you do not have to log in to cPanel first, but can instead go straight to the webmail login page.
  4. If this is the first time you are accessing webmail for the account, click Roundcube.
  5. The webmail interface appears.

    For information about how to configure the e-mail account using webmail, please see this article.

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