Creating and configuring email boxes & forwards

//Creating and configuring email boxes & forwards

Creating and configuring email boxes & forwards

Once you receive your cPanel login details, one of the first things to do is set op email. There are 3 options:

  1. Email accounts
  2. Email forwards
  3. Google Apps

Email accounts

These are email addresses for which the  email is stored on your webhosting account. This is a good choice if:

  • You want access through a webmail interface
  • You want to use a mail program like outlook

Email forwards

These are email addresses which forward their email to another email of your choosing. The email is not stored on your hosting account, but in the box you indicated. You could for example forward to This is a good choice if:

  • You want all your email in one place
  • You like using external email services like gmail, live mail or yahoo
  • You do not want email to take up space on your webhosting account

Google Apps

This is an option that costs extra money, you will pay per address. Google Apps is an email service by Google. You will basically use your email address from within a Gmail-like system. Advantages are:

  • This is very reliable and compatible with other systems
  • Your emails do not fill up your webhosting account

Setting up your email

The setting up of email is quite simple.

If you want email boxes

  1. Log  into the cPanel of your domain
  2. Scroll down to ‘Email’ and click ‘Accounts’
  3. Specify an email address and password
  4. Set a quota  (how much space is this account allowed to use?)
  5. Click ‘create account’

Create email in cPanel

To set up this account in your email program:

  1. Go to cPanel > Email > Accounts
  2. Scroll to your email address
  3. Click the ‘More’ button
  4. Click ‘Configure Email Client’
  5. Either select an automatic configuration, or use the information presented

Configure emailclient in cPanel

If you want email forwards

  1. In cPanel scroll down to ‘Email’
  2. Click ‘Forwarders’
  3. Input an address to forward
  4. Input a destination
  5. Click ‘add forwarder’



To be able to send email from your address from your external service, you need to do extra configuration:

If you want Google Apps

To configure Google Apps, either follow Google’s documentation, or use our setup  service. To get started quickly:

  1. Log into your client panel at
  2. In the top bar select Services > Order new services
  3. In the overview, select services
  4. Select “Google Apps for Business”
  5. Complete the order process



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