The term “webmail” refers to the email account(s) that come with your website, for example: firstname.lastname@example.org. It is my opinion that using an email that is @your-own-sitename.com is more professional than using a gmail.com or yahoo.com email. Most web hosting companies provide the webmail as a vital part of their web hosting service, so it is 95% likely that, if you already have a website, you do have webmail access.
It is however sad to note that even those website owners who are aware that the webmail service is available to them seldom ever use it. I know this because I build and manage websites, and am myself a website owner. Majority, over 95%, of site owners who would really love to use the webmail service don’t because they don’t know how to. If you are in this category, this post was written because of you. Let’s get to it.
The steps below will show you how to access webmail. In this example, we are assuming the email address you want to check is email@example.com (where your website address is www.yoursitename.com).
- Visit: yoursitename.com/webmail (or webmail.yoursitename.com) to access the webmail login page.
(Be sure to replace yoursitename.com with your actual domain name.)
You will then see a box asking for a Username and Password.
- Enter your username and password, and then click OK
User Name: Enter your full email address, all lower case
Password: Enter your email address’ password
(Your email address and password given to you by your web designer/developer. If you didn’t receive these credentials please ask him/her.)
- You should now be logged in! Click on one of the three webmail clients and get started using your email!
After logging into webmail successfully, you’ll be presented with three options: Horde, Roundcube, and SquirrelMail.
These three options are different webmail clients that can be used for sending and reading email. All of them show you your email, however each of them has their own look & feel as well as their own unique features.
SquirrelMail is limited in features, however this allows you to quickly read and respond to email.
Horde has more functionality than SquirrelMail, however this can at times make the software slower and more “busy”.
Roundcube is the most recent of the 3 to be introduced into cPanel. Feature wise it falls in between SquirrelMail and Horde, however it has a very clean look and feel to it, similar to a desktop client such as Mac Mail our Outlook.
Congratulations, now you know how to make use of your Webmail!
If you have further question leave them in the comment section. Thanks