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Email client configuration

October 29, 2021 / Published in:  from Ivan Messina
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Configuring the email client allows you to access your emails safely from your favorite client.

This is a great advantage since it allows you to access to mailbox from any device, even simultaneously.

In this short tutorial, I’ll show you how to set up your email account quickly and easily, I will also explain you how to set up your contacts and calendar.

How to configure the email client

To perform the email client configuration, first, you need to login to cPanel.

From the cPanel main page, you will need to select “Email Accounts“.

Email Accounts Cpanel

All your email accounts will be shown in this list of email account available. Find the one you want to configure and click on the “Connect Devices” button.

Email Account Connect Devices

From this page, you can choose whether to perform the automatic configuration of the email client or the manual one.

Automatic email client configuration

To download the configuration file needed to use email accounts on an alternative client, you will need to click on the entry to the right of the client you wish to connect to your account.

Email Client Automatic Configuration

For some clients, there will be no need to download any configuration file but simply enter email and password to connect the email account.

Manual email client configuration

If you want to configure your email cliente manually, you have to scroll down the page under “Mail Client Manual Settings”.

Mail Client Manual Setting

Here you will see all the necessary information that you have to enter into your email client. In particular, you will find both the data to connect through the protocol IMAP and those for the POP3 protocol.

Be careful when choosing the protocol to use. IMAP will only make a copy of your emails within your client. By choosing POP3 instead, your emails will be moved, which means that all emails on the server will be deleted.

Clicking on “Show Non-SSL / TLS Settings” will show some configuration parameters. We do not recommend using these parameters cause they do not provide an encrypted connection and are therefore less secure.

Show Non Ssl Tls Settings

Email client setup on Windows 10

With Outlook, which every Windows operating system has installed by default, you can connect your email account easily. First, you will need to open the software, click on “File“, and select “Add account“.

Outlook Add Account

On the screen that will appear, you will have to enter your email address, check the box “let me set up my account manually” in the advanced options, and then you will have to click on the “Connect” button, as shown below.

Outlook Enable Manual Configuration

Here select “IMAP” and fill in all fields correctly following the instructions on cPanel. Once finished, click on “Next“.

Outlook Imap Account Setting

At this point, all you have to do is enter your password and click on the “Connect” button to finish the configuration procedure.

Outlook Client Email Connect

Configure the email client on Mac

With macOS, you can use the built-in Mail application as your email client.

Open the Mail app and, in the top bar, select the item “Preferences“.

Preferences Mac Mail

In the window that opens, select the “Accounts” tab and click on the “+” symbol at the bottom left.

Mac Mail Accounts

Select the item “Other Mail Account …” to start the manual configuration of your email account.

Mac Mail Other Mail Account

Now click on the “Continue” button.

Mac Mail Other Mail Account Continue

Here you will need to enter your name, the address of your email box, and the password required to allow the app to access your email account created with cPanel.

Mac Add A Mail Account

Once you have filled in all the fields, click on “Sign In“.

Mac Add A Mail Account Sign In

Mac Mail will try to find the mail servers for you, but is not always able to do so. If it fails it may return an error, in which case you have to enter the mail servers manually.

Choose whether to use the IMAP or POP3 protocol and then enter the data for the incoming server and the outgoing server.

We recommend using the IMAP protocol because it will not delete your emails from the mail server, unlike the POP3 protocol. If you want to use your account from different devices you have to use IMAP since it performs a synchronization of emails between the client and the server.

Mac Imap Protocol

Click on “Sign In” to log in to your mailbox for the first time. If the login credentials are correct, you will see the last screen from which you can choose the applications that can access the email account.

Click on “Done” to complete the configuration procedure of your email client.

Mac Select App Mail

Mozilla ThunderBird email client configuration

Mozilla ThunderBird is is an excellent software to manage multiple email accounts. To link your email account to this software, you will first need to open ThunderBird.

In the bar at the top right, click on the “menu” button and select the item “Account settings“.

Mail Client Configuration Thunderbird

Locate the item “Account Actions”, click on it, and select “Add mail account”.

Add Mail Account Thunderbird

Here you will have to enter the name, email, and password fields and, if you want to start the automatic configuration procedure, you will have to click on the blue “Continue” button.

Set Up Mail Account Thunderbird

Otherwise, if you want to manually set the fields you will have to click on “Configure manually” and enter all the data as shown in the following screenshot.

Manual Configuration Thunderbird

Finally, you have to click on “Done” to finish the operation and add the account to Thunderbird.

Add Account To Thunderbird Done

Email client configuration on a smartphone

With cPanel, you can send an email containing all the instructions you need to connect your Android or iPhone device to your email account.

Go to the main page of cPanel and select “Email Accounts“.

Email Accounts Cpanel

All your available email accounts will appear on this list. Find the one you want to configure and click on the “Check email” button.

Check Email

You should now see your webmail configuration page.

From here, you can manage all aspects regarding the email client configuration. You can choose between Android or iPhone by simply opening the drop-down menu as shown below.

Set Up Email On Your Device Select Device

In the empty field, enter the email address to which the email containing all the necessary configuration instructions will be delivered.

Enter Email Address Configuration

In addition to the configuration of the email, you can also receive a link to access the calendar and the address book containing all your contacts. Just check the boxes as shown below.

Set Up Email Calendar Contacts

Once you have filled in all the fields, click on the “Send” button, and in a few moments, you will receive an email to the address you have previously chosen.

Mail Configuration Send Button

If the configuration has been sent successfully, a warning message will appear.

Success Check Your Inbox

The data provided in the emails will be entered into your email management client on your mobile phone.

Configuring the email client on Android

Android is an operating system developed by Google, so you can use Gmail to connect your email account to your phone.

Open the Settings and search for the item “Accounts“.

Android Settings Accounts

Scroll down and select “Add Account“.

Email Client Android Add Account

All accounts that can be added will be displayed here. Look for the Gmail icon and select “Personal (IMAP)“.

Select Personal Imap

Now you will have to enter the email address of your email account and click, at the bottom, on “Manual Setup“.

Email Client Android Manual Setup

A menu will appear for selecting the email protocol to use, select “Personal (IMAP)” if you don’t know which one to choose.

Email Client Android Select Imap Protocol

Now you will need to enter the password associated with the email account you are setting up.

Email Client Android Enter Password

Enter the necessary data in the “Incoming Server Settings” screen following the instructions on cPanel and click on “Next“.

Email Client Android Incoming Server Settings

There will follow an attempt to connect to the account and, if the information is correct, another form will appear in which you will have to enter the data for the outgoing mail server settings.

Email Client Android Outgoing Server Settings

If all the information entered above is correct, you will see a screen where you can configure the account synchronization options.

Email Client Android Synchronization Options

As the last step, you simply have to choose a name for your account and click on “Next” to complete the email client setup procedure.

Email Client Android Account Set Up

Configure the email client on iPhone

Do you have iOS and want to connect your email account to your mobile? It’s easy as pie.

Every iPhone and iPad device is integrated with the Mail app, thanks to which you can easily configure your email account.

Open the settings of your device and scroll until you find the item “Mail“.

Iphone Settings Mail

Now select “Accounts“.

Iphone Mail Accounts

All accounts on your device will be displayed here. Select “Add Account” to configure your email client.

Iphone Mail Add Account

Among the various email managers present, select “Other” at the bottom.

Iphone Mail Add Account Other

From the “Mail” section, click on “Add Mail Account“.

Iphone Add Mail Account

Here you will have to enter the login credentials of the account you want to configure.

Iphone Mail Client New Account

A screen will now appear for selecting the email protocol to use.

We recommend that you choose the “IMAP” protocol because it will not delete your emails from the server.

Iphone Mail Client Imap

At this point, you will need to enter the configuration information for the incoming and outgoing emails.

Fill in all the fields following the instructions provided on cPanel and click on “Next“.

Mail Server Setting Iphone

Select the applications you want to allow access to your email account and click on “Save” to finish configuring the email client on your iPhone.

Iphone Mail Setting Save

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