By Michael Scannell
Manage your e-mail accounts
In most cPanel themes, including the X theme used by Web Costa Blanca, the Mail icon is the first one you see, in the top left corner.
Click on it, and you will be presented with the mail manager main menu.
The icons on the cPanel home page looked inviting. Suddenly they’re gone, and you get a lot of plain text options. We will come back to some of these later, but for the moment don’t be intimidated. Just select the option Add/Remove/Manage Accounts
You will get the ‘Mail Account Maintenance’ page.
Michael is the Web Costa Blanca webmaster.
He has worked on many Web sites, both large and small, in Spain and the UK.
If you have already set up an account, or several accounts, you may find something interesting even on this page. Click on Show disk space used and you can immediately see if you have any mail. Two small columns will appear, one of which shows you the disk space being used by each account—if it’s above 0, you have some mail—the other of which reminds you of the quota for that account.
If the account seems to be using a lot of disk space, and you haven’t received mail for a while, you may not have set the account up on your own computer—or not set it up properly. Keep reading!
You will see one e-mail account has been set up automatically, using your site username. Ignore this one: its only use is to collect spam. (With some Web hosting providers, you may have to clean this out periodically. If your site is hosted by Web Costa Blanca, this will be done for you.)
Mail will now be delivered to your mail server.
To receive mail on your own computer, there is a further step. In your “mail client”, a program such as Outlook Express or Outlook or Eudora, you need to set up an account to download the mail from your website.
To do this by hand, you will have to check the Help instructions in your particular software—unless it is Outlook Express. In this one case, cPanel will set the account up for you.
Check the Help for your own software on how to set up new e-mail accounts. Then:
As a last step, you could try sending your new account an e-mail from an existing e-mail account, like the one you got from your ISP (the company you use to connect to the Internet).