What is Webmail?
There are several ways you can check your email. For example, you can setup a desktop email client such as Microsoft Outlook, Mac Mail or web-based clients such as Gmail to check your email. You can also check your email from your phone, such as an iPhone or an Android phone.
Like the previous examples, webmail is another tool you can use to send and receive email. Webmail is different because you can access it using a web browser. It doesn’t require you to setup the software. You can simply log into webmail and begin to use it.
Note! Before you attempt to log into webmail Be sure that you have first created an email address within your cPanel. (If we set up your website for you. Then we’ve already set it up)
Steps for logging into webmail
The steps below will show you how to login to webmail. In this example, we are assuming the email address you want to check is firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit example.com/webmail. Be sure to replace example.com with your actual domain name.
- 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
- You should now be logged in! Click on one of the three webmail clients and get started using your email!
I Don’t Know whether I should click on SquirrelMail, Horde, or Roundcube!
After logging into webmail, 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.
The 3 available Webmail Clients
|SquirrelMail||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 new kid on block, just recently 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|