Configuring Domain Email Systems:
Unwanted Email Messages:
From time to time, you
may experience either a junk mailer or some other
menacing individual whom keeps sending you annoying
email messages. C-Panel has a built in feature,
which allows you to block these email messages in a
multitude of different ways. You can block them by:
- Message Header
- Message Body
Of course, if all you want to do is block one
specific email address, then you don't have to worry
about getting fancy with it - just enter the email
address to be blocked, and that's it, done!
How to use the block
1. Login to C-Panel
2. Select "Block an Email"
3. Select "Add Filter"
If all you want to do
is block a single email address, then simply leave
the "current default setting" as is, and enter in
the email address to be blocked. For example,
firstname.lastname@example.org Click "Add Filter", and
that's it done!
When you click "Back" or login to this feature next
time, you'll see the list of email address's, and or
expressions you've blocked. Beside each one of them
will be a "Delete" option, so that you can remove
the block from your account at a future time.
NOTE: When you block an email
address, or some other keyword, this filtering will
be enabled on "All Email Accounts" within your
For those of you who experience frequent problems
with junk email messages, you'll be pleased to see
this option provides a broad range of blocking
options. Instead of having us try to explain every
last one of them here, this is a feature you'll
really want to experiment with yourself.
Doing so, will allow
you to become familiar with the ways that email can
be blocked, and will also help you with customizing
a recipe that works best for your domain. Play
around with the settings, and try to block words, or
phrases based on the From Name, Subject, or Message
Body Text. Now, send an email to your account and
see if the terms and criteria you selected are
providing the filtering you want.
It may take a little time to master, but it's fun,
and a great way to broaden your abilities on web
site administration. FINAL NOTE: If
you're totally new to email blocking, and wish to
explore its full potential, we highly suggest you
test it before launching your site. This way, you
don't have to worry about accidentally disrupting
email for your entire domain.
Unless you're 100% sure of what a setting will do,
always delete it when you're finished, or until you
have time to run a series of tests on it. You want
to ensure it's blocking what it's supposed to, and
not legitimate email messages!
A big junk mail
If you're experiencing a high volume of junk mail,
then there's a good possibility Spammers are taking
advantage of your "catch all" option. To disable
this, please see our tutorial on "Default Email
Email forwarding is a
feature, which forwards an email that originated
from your domain, to another email address. The
forwarding address can be another email address
within 'your domain', or to an 'external email'
address, (for example to your home ISP email
account). There are two types of email forwarding:
Forward silently to
In this case, the email address from your domain
(setup for forwarding) will divert all messages to
the forwarding address you've selected, and without
sending you a copy of the original message. For
email@example.com will automatically forward
all messages to
firstname.lastname@example.org. Pretty straight forward. (no
Forward to another
address, but also send you the "original inquiry":
This is the method most commonly used. For example,
you have two other partners who wish to receive all
incoming inquiries to the company. Perhaps you're
the one who responds to them, but your counterparts
would like copies of the incoming activity as well.
The method for accomplishing this is pretty well the
same as above, except in this case you would
configure one of your "existing pop email accounts",
as that is how you'd receive a copy of the original
General@company.com (your companies main
address) is mailed, you would typically be the only
one to receive the response, however if you've
configured forwards for your two counterparts (Bob
and Mary), then
email@example.com could also receive a copy of
the incoming messages.
How to setup a mail
1. Login to C-Panel
2. Select "Forwarders"
3. Enter a configured pop
email account name if you want to receive
original inquiries. (Enter a none configured
email address if you do not)
4. Enter the email address
you want it to relay a copy of the message to
5. Select "Add Forward"
messages will now be forwarded to the forwarding
address, and with a copy sent to you
Need to Forward to more than one person?
Simply repeat the above
process using the same address you've setup as the
forward, and enter the additional recipients you
would like to send a copy of the message to. All
email forwards will be listed in your "Email
Forwarder" administrator. You can delete forwards
when you no longer require them,
Testing your forward.
If you want to test your new mail forward, it's
recommended that the email account you're testing
from "is not" one of the accounts you're using in
conjunction with the forwarder you've just setup.
For example, if you've configured
firstname.lastname@example.org to forward copies to
email@example.com, then send a test message
from an email address, other than one of the
addresses you've just setup, otherwise it can
somewhat confusing in figuring out which message was
coming from the actual forward, and which was the
original sent from you.
Accessing your mail through the web based interface
C-Panel extends the
versatility of its email system by allowing you to
access any one of your email accounts through its
own web mail interface. You have the choice of
accessing all mail through the web, or any of your
private pop email accounts. Gone are the days of
having to create several email accounts on various
free html based mail systems, as now you have your
own, which operates from "your account."
Accessing your mail
through the web mail interface:
1. Login to C-Panel
2. Select "Add Remove
email account you wish to access, Select the "Read WebMail" button.
A username and password prompt will appear, and are
the same as the username and password you
created with that particular email account.
NOTE: Remember to use the "full' email address
as the account login name for the account you're
The first screen
If it's the first time you're accessing this email
account through WebMail, a setup screen appears.
Actually, all this really does is display how you'll
be identifying yourself in email messages.
Everything is pretty much the same as what you setup
the "original pop mail account" with, however check
it closely and make sure everything is appearing as
you want it.
Does everything look
If so, then click "Save" and a dialog box pops up,
which confirms your settings as being saved
successfully. Click "Continue"
and you'll be taken to your WebMail inbox. To the
top left of the screen, you'll observe the following
icons. Clicking on any one of them will do the
||Compose a new message
||Refresh the screen
or add new folders
your trash folder
To delete or move a
message, select the small box beside it. Select
where you which to place it using the drop down menu
(top right of screen), then click "Move".
Open address book, allows you to add and edit
email address's . You can also export your Outlook or Netscape
Address Book, which equips your account
with all the email address's you currently use.