Edit System Mail Preferences
Valid for versions 82 through the latest version
Last modified: June 30, 2021
This interface allows you to set up email forwarders from your system email accounts to another email account.
System email forwards
We recommend that you forward the system email accounts to a cPanel email account. For example, you can forward email for the
cpanel system email accounts to the
root account, and then forward email from the
root system email account to another email account on the system.
If you forward a system email account to a cPanel username, WHM forwards the email for the system account to that cPanel account’s default email address. To check this mail, click Access Webmail under the Default Email Account heading in cPanel’s Email Accounts interface (cPanel » Home » Email » Email Accounts).
System email accounts
WHM sends notifications about your server status and events to system email accounts.
- You cannot use cPanel’s Webmail feature to access the system email accounts.
- If you do not forward email for these accounts, use your
rootWHM password with a mail client to log in to each system email account.
The following table describes each of the system email accounts:
|System email account name||Description||Default system email account address|
The system configuration determines where the email for the
|nobody||If you disable the suEXEC feature, when a CGI script sends an email and it receives a bounce message in response, the system delivers the bounce message to the
In the table above,
hostname.example.comis your server’s hostname.
To configure your server’s hostname, use WHM’s Change Hostname interface (WHM » Home » Networking Setup » Change Hostname).