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How do I check my e-mail through a web browser (webmail)?

Perhaps we all agree, communication plays a vital role in any relationship, whether business or personal. Therefore, sending emails has become a day-to-day activity. It becomes a popular and integral part of daily communication. Especially, for business purposes. There is a very convenient and easy alternative to traditional desktop email services that come into existence known as Webmail (web browser). 


So, if you have a website and you want to learn about how to do settings for your own Webmail account. Then, this one is for you. 


Here, we'll also explain to you what webmail is, its advantages, and give you a step-by-step guide on how you can set up webmail accounts from your cPanel.

How to access e-mail accounts through webmail


Though, webmail is extremely easy to use cause it does not need you to get any specialized software. However, in this world of webmail internet connection plays a crucial part. 


Many Web hosting companies will allow you to use a super simple webmail service to access your email accounts. But, despite its easy usability, in the absence of an internet connection, you cannot use webmail services.


Before moving towards the step-wise guide to access webmail accounts. First, check out what webmail is and why it matters.

What is a Webmail?


In simple terms, Webmail is an email account that is web-based. Basically, it provides an interface or a platform that allows you to manage your email accounts.


Among young users, these types of server-based email systems are very popular. This is one of the suitable substitutes for traditional email services placed on a specific workstation. 


The benefit of a web browser (webmail) over the traditional desktop email client is its accessibility. The webmail is accessible from any web browser from anywhere in the world. 


In fact, you can also sync your webmail with other devices or locally saved folders on a mobile phone or laptop. As a result, you can able to send/receive emails from anywhere and by using any device through webmail. As long as, there is an accessibility of network connectivity. 


One of the most popular free webmail accounts is Gmail, Outlook, Yahoo, or Hotmail.


There are two basic ways for checking your email hosted by a web host provider like us 'Go4hosting'. Hence, either you can use any web-based email client offered with your hosting account, or a local email client.

Email Management


  1. Access webmail through a direct link (for email users)

  2. Access webmail via Domains Dashboard (administrator access only)

Access Webmail through a direct link


To access the webmail, you need to type the below mention URL into your web browser's address bar. In the example below, substitute your primary domain or add on the domain name, for example.com.


If you have already propagated the domain name, use http://domain.com/webmail/.


Prior to that, use http://your-ip-address/webmail/. A pop-up window will display on the screen. Further, the user must enter the following login details:


User Name: the full email address ([email protected]).

Password: the password for that particular email account.


However, you can confine which email program your webmail users are allowed to access by following the below steps:


(a) Login to cPanel.

(b) Click on "Subdomains".

(c) A blank form will appear where you need to fill ".domainname.com". In that provided space, enter the subdomain which you want to use. For example, "webmail".

(d) Once you got confirmed, click the "go back" link. Note - don't use the back button.

(e) In the next step, select the webmail.yourdomain.com in the box. Proceed with clicking on "Setup Redirection".

(f) After loading the next page, enter one of the following URLs for the program you want users to be able to access. The trailing slash must be used:


Horde: http://www.domain.com:2095/horde/index.php/

Squirrel Mail: http://www.domain.com:2095/3rdparty/ squirrelmail/index.php/


(i) Click on "Save".

(j) Try and access webmail.yourdomain.com. Further, log in with your username and password. Finally, you should automatically be at the program of your choice!

To access your email through local email clients:


Configuring an email client is a very easy and straightforward process. The instructions displayed during the process, you just need to follow them and need to use the settings below:


  1. Incoming mail server (POP3/IMAP server): mail.yourdomain.com

  2. Outgoing mail server (SMTP server): mail.yourdomain.com

  3. Username: [email protected]

  4. Password: your email account password.

Advantages of Webmail

First and foremost, the advantage of webmail is, it is free and accessible from anywhere. The only thing you need to do is, log in to a web browser. In addition, you can also sync your webmail in order to keep up with your emails on the go by using your smartphone. Webmail has several other interesting advantages as well. Here are a few:

1. Convenience

For instance, if you are traveling and find yourself in the situation to work in some remote areas. Then, you can still able to access and use your webmail from any computer. As we already said, an internet connection is a must. It includes webmail access in public terminals also. Like, libraries and hotels. Your messages are all centrally stored. Therefore, no matter where you access your account. The important thing is, you will still receive all your messages.

2. Cost

Usually, the basic Webmail services from the major web hosting providers are free. Not only basic but some providers offer free premium services also.

3. Searchable

You don't need to scroll through hundreds of emails to find out a particular message. Several webmail providers make it possible for you. They offer a filter to search through your messages. To find out an email, you need to find a particular word or phrase in the subject line or the message itself. 


This is simple and more effective than the process you'd have to go through using a traditional e-mail program that runs on your computer.

4. Large Storage

Usually, large webmail providers offer unlimited storage or storage in gigabytes. This means that you'll have plenty of space to save your emails. Still, if you have emails with large attachments. There is no need to store emails on your system in the presence of webmail. As a result, it leaves you with space on your computer as well.

Conclusion

By using a web browser, you can easily access webmail. Over the years, its popularity has skyrocketed, largely because it's free and accessible from anywhere. Thus, it makes communication smooth and allows large attachments.


So, if you are planning to purchase any webmail service, you can choose go4hosting webmail services. However, If you have just purchased one of our reliable web hosting and domain plans that all come with cPanel, be sure to take advantage of web mail. Go ahead and create a professional email to communicate with clients.


We hope you found this helpful.


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