Every Cirus Hosting account comes with email addresses. To set up one (or more) email addresses for your hosted domain, follow these steps:
1. Log in to Cpanel (click here)
2. Click on "Email Accounts" (Depending on your screen resolution, you may need to scroll down to see this)
3. When the page loads, you will see a form with the following fields:
Email: (This is the email address you wish to use. The drop down menu next to it will determine which domain this address will use. You only need to enter the username (i.e. john for firstname.lastname@example.org). Then, select which domain you want to use for this email address. This will determine what comes after the @ symbol in the email address.)
Password: (This is the password you wish to use for this email account)
Password (Again): (Enter the exact same password you entered above)
Mailbox quota (optional): (This field is automatically filled in with 250 MB. This should be more than enough for an email account)
4. Click Create
Your email address is now set up and ready to go. You can access your mail via your domain name:
Login using your full email address (including the @yourdomain.com) and the password you selected. When webmail loads, you will have two options for managing your email: Horde and Squirrelmail. Either one will work, so it's a matter of personal preference which one you want to use.
If you wish to set up your email account with an email client such as Outlook, scroll down the page, and click configure mail client. This will provide you with links to automatically configure your new email address to work with Outlook, Outlook Express, or Mac Mail.app.
POP3 vs. IMAP
The basic difference between POP3 and IMAP is that IMAP will leave a copy of messages on the server when you download them via an email client. POP3 downloads the messages from the server, and does not leave a copy of them. You can still access your mail via the web with POP3, however once you download the message via your mail client, it is no longer on the server. We do recommend using POP3 if you are going to be configuring an email client, as it's easy to forget about the server, which could cause some problems later on with mailbox quotas.
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