The Webmail Interface

Valid for versions 108 through 110






Last modified: February 7, 2024


Webmail allows you to access your email account through any browser or mobile device.

Access Webmail

To log in to Webmail, you can use either of the following methods:

  • Navigate to in your browser. In this example, replace with your email address’s domain. For more information, read our How to Log in to Your Server or Account documentation.
  • Navigate to cPanel’s Email Accounts interface (cPanel » Home » Email » Email Accounts). Then, locate the email account in the table and click Check Email. The Webmail interface will open in a new browser tab.

After you first log in, the Webmail interface will appear.

The Webmail interface

The Webmail interface allows you to manage your Webmail settings.

The navigation bar

The navigation bar at the top of the interface displays the following information:

  • Your current disk usage.
  • The email address for this Webmail account.
  • Logout

Disk usage

Click your current disk usage value to navigate to Webmail’s Manage Disk Usage interface. You can use this interface to ensure that you do not exceed your disk quota.

User Preferences

In the top-right corner of the interface, click your email address to access the User Preferences menu. You can set any of the listed interfaces as the default interface when you log in to Webmail. For example, click the star icon () for the option in the menu. Webmail will automatically display the interface when you log in.

Open your inbox

This section allows you to open your Webmail client’s inbox. Click Open to open the inbox of the selected mail client. To open your Inbox every time that you log in to Webmail, select the Open my inbox when I log in checkbox.

Change your webmail client

If your webmail provider offers more than one webmail client, you may change your webmail client in this section. cPanel & WHM ships with the Roundcube webmail client.


This section only appears if your provider has installed more than one webmail client.

  1. If you are in the Roundcube interface, click cPanel Webmail Home. The Webmail interface will appear.
  2. In the Change your webmail client section, click the Roundcube logo or text description. Your selected client logo or text description will appear in the Open your inbox section.
  3. If you do not want to use a webmail client, you can use a third-party web-based client like Gmail™ or Yahoo!® Mail to connect to your mailbox using the Mail Client Manual Settings interface.

Set up email on your device

This section allows you to set up your Webmail account, calendars, and contacts on any electronic device with email apps. To send an email with setup instructions and scripts that automatically configure your device, perform the following steps:

  1. Select your device from the Select the device you will use: menu.
  2. Enter your email address in the Enter an email address that you can access from your device: text box.
  3. Select one or more of these configurations from the Select the configurations that you would like to set up: checkboxes:
    • Email
    • Calendar
    • Contacts
      The system selects all three configurations by default.
  4. Click Send to email the setup instructions and scripts to the address you entered.

You can also download the mail-configuration scripts to automatically set up your email. To access these scripts, click Automatically configure my device in this section.


The mail-configuration scripts that you download only configure email. They do not configure calendars and contacts.

To automatically configure calendars and contacts, perform the above steps to email the scripts. Make certain to select the Calendar and Contacts checkboxes.

Additional webmail functions

The Webmail interface includes additional functions that help you customize your webmail experience. You will find these options below the Change your webmail client section. You can also access these features from the User Preferences menu.

Manage Your Inbox

This section includes features that help you manage your email.

  • Autoresponders
  • Email Filters
  • Forwarders

For more information, read our Manage Your Inbox in Webmail documentation.

Edit Your Settings

This section in the Webmail interface includes features that edit your settings.

  • Account Preferences
  • Configure Calendars and Contacts Client
  • Contact Information
  • Password and Security

For more information, read our Edit Your Settings in Webmail documentation.

Fight Spam

This section includes features that help you manage and protect your inbox from spam.

  • BoxTrapper
  • Spam Filters

For more information, read our Fight Spam in Webmail documentation.

Other Webmail Features

The features in this section perform different actions in Webmail:

  • Configure Mail Client
  • Manage Disk Usage
  • Mailing Lists
  • Search Index
  • Track Delivery

For more information, read our Other Webmail Features documentation.

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