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Email Accounts

How to Create a Default Email Account in cPanel

Now let’s set our Default (or catchall) email address. The default email address will “catch” any mail that is sent to an invalid email address for your domain. This tutorial will assume that you are logged into your cPanel. If you are having trouble doing that, please see the tutorial named “How to Login to cPanel

Scroll to the section on Mail, and click on the Default Address link. This will take you to a screen where you set your default email address. All emails sent to an address you have not defined will go to the email address you enter here.

Initally, your default POP address is set as your catch-all account. For example, yourdomain.com would give you an initial default address of yourdomain@yourdomain.com. In this tutorial we are going to change this, as most people don’t use their default POP accounts.

In the line with the radio button marked “Forward to email address” enter into the box the email address you want to use as the default address. Then click the change button. Your default email address has now been set.

Click the HOME link in the upper left corner to return to the main cPanel page. This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to set your default email account (catch-all) so that all unrouted email that is received by your domain is sent to a specific email address. You can now exit cPanel by closing your browser, or by using the Logout button in the upper right corner. Remember, if you are using a public computer, ALWAYS Logout of cPanel before closing due to security reasons.

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Email Clients

How to Configure an Email Account in Pegasus

The first thing you should do is go to your web hosting cPanel and create that email account. If you need assistance with doing that, please view the tutorial, “How to Create a POP Email Account“. Now that we have our new account, lets get started setting it up in Pegasus. Open the Pegasus Mail program on your desktop. In the top menu bar, click on the Tools link. From the drop-down list, click on the Internet Options link.

This will open a window called Internet Mail Options. The easiest way to set up a new account is to run the wizard. To do that, on the General tab, click on the Start Setup Wizard button. The Pegasus Mail Internet Setup window opens up, and you need to click on the Next button to continue the wizard. In the next window, enter your new email address in the box. Click Next when you are done.

The new window is for the address of your Incoming (POP3) server. We provided that information in your Welcome email. Typically, both the Incoming and Outgoing server names are “mail.yourdomain.com” with the “yourdomain.com” being your actual domain name. So, enter the name of your Incoming (POP3) server in the box, and click Next. The next screen is for your username and password. In the top box, you need to enter the email username this is the entire email address. In the second box, you need to enter your email password. Then click on Next. The next screen is a warning that you have possibly entered a wrong username, if you entered your full email address as the username, and not just the prefix. If the full email address does not work, simply come back and enter the username as just the email prefix. For example: you entered -johndoe@domain.com. If that does not work, come back and simply change it to johndoe. Click OK on the warning box.

Now you have to enter the Outgoing (SMTP) server name. Remember, it is typically the same as the Incoming (POP3) server name. The box should be pre-filled with the name of your incoming server already in the box. Check to make sure it is correct, and click Next. Now the Wizard will ask you how you connect to the Internet. Select the way you connect, and click on the Next button. Configuration is nearly done. Click Finish on the next window, and that will take you back to the Internet Options Screen. The email account has been set up, but there is one more step.

On that Internet Mail Options window, click on the Sending (SMTP) tab. Make sure the SMTP host we’re setting up is selected, then click Edit., on the right-hand side. When the settings for sending mail window opens, there are two tabs. Click the Security tab. Under the SMTP Authentication section, locate and check the box in front of the sentence that says “Login to the SMTP server using a POP3 username/password.” By checking this box, Pegasus will login to your mail server not only to receive mail, but to send it also. This will ensure that you are the only one that can send emails from your account. Most SMTP servers use the same username and password as the incoming servers, so lets select those settings. Click on the select button. This opens the POP3 mail download. Highlight the POP3 definition we just created, and click the Select button on the right hand side. The SMTP authentication setting has been set. Click OK. Click OK again. That will take us back to the main screen. We have successfully setup an email account in Pegasus Mail, and it is ready to send and receive. You may add as many accounts as you wish, but remember, you MUST create the accounts in your hosting cPanel first, or they will not work! This is the end of the tutorial.

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Databases

Renaming database tables with phpMyAdmin in cPanel

The purpose of this tutorial is to teach you how to rename database tables with phpMyAdmin. We will assume that you are already logged in to phpMyAdmin. For this tutorial, we will use a database with one table for an example.

Let’s learn how to rename database tables. The left side of the main screen of phpMyAdmin is where you will find your database listed, with the table listed below the database name. The right side, a big white screen is where the actions take place. To start, select the database table you wish to rename in the list on the left hand side window. Select the table by clicking on it. The window on the right hand side will open up with the details about the table you have selected. Now, at the top of the right hand screen, click on the Operations button. This will open a list of actions you can perform on the table you have selected.

Scroll down to the box titled “Table Options”. The first line is Rename table to with an empty box. Enter the new name for your table in this box. When you are done, click on the Go Button in the lower right corner. This will open the confirmation window, which shows that the table has been renamed. If you look in the panel on the left hand side, the table you selected is now showing the new name.

This is the end of this tutorial. You now know how to rename database tables using phpMyAdmin.

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cPanel Domains

How to Create an Add-On Domain in cPanel

An Add-on domain is a separate domain from the main account using space available (if allowed by web host). Giving you multiple accounts in the same space. This tutorial will assume that you are logged into your cPanel and allowed to create add-on domain. If you are having trouble doing that, please see the tutorial named “How to Login to cPanel”.

Scroll down to the Domains section and click on the Addon Domains link. This takes you to the Add-on screen. In the first box enter the new domain name. In the next box, the one named Subdomain/FTP Username enter the directory name in your main account where this new domain will be pointing. Enter a password, and then re-enter it. Click the Add Domain button.

This takes you to the verifies screen which will confirm that your new add-on domain has been created.

For example: your domain is mydomain.com, and you make an add-on called sample123.com. The web site files should be uploaded to the mydomain.com/sample123 directory.

An FTP Account has been created for this add-on domain. Click the Go Back link. Click the Home Icon in the upper left hand corner. Scroll down. Click the FTP Accounts Icon in the Files section. Scroll down the page, and in the Account Management section you will find your new add-on domain listed.

To remove an add-on domain, in the modify Addon Domain section find the Remove button. Click the button, and it will take you to a confirmation screen. Click Yes, and the domain has been removed, as well as the FTP account created for it. Click HOME and return to the main page of your cPanel.

This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup and remove add-on domains in your account.

You can now exit cPanel by closing your browser, or by using the Logout button in the upper right corner. Remember, if you are using a public computer, ALWAYS Logout of cPanel before closing due to security reasons.

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cPanel Domains

How to Park a Domain in cPanel

A “Parked” domain shows the same content as the domain it is parked on, but uses the Parked domains name. This tutorial will assume that you are logged into your cPanel. If you are having trouble doing that, please see the tutorial named “How to Login to cPanel“. Domain parking is useful when you have additional domain names that you want people to be able to use to get into your web site. For example, let’s say your domain name is “yourdomain.com”. But you also own the domain “yourdomain.net”. If you park one of the domains on the other, then both will result in visitors getting to your web site. NOTE: Domain parking will NOT work if you have not updated the new domain’s name servers to point to your account’s name servers, so be sure to do that with your registrar first.

Begin by scrolling down your cPanel main page to the section called Domains and click on the icon called Parked Domains. This takes you to a parked domain screen with a box labeled Create a New Parked Domain. Enter the domain you want to park in the box, then click the Add Domain button.

You will now go to a verification screen, which will confirm that the domain has been successfully parked. Click on the Go Back link. The domain will now be listed in the Parked Domain list. This is where you can remove parked domains. Simply click on the Remove link, and then click on the Yes to confirm that you wish to remove the parked domain. This takes you to the verification screen, confirming that you have successfully removed the parked domain. Click the Go Back link.

Click on the HOME link in the upper left corner to return to the cPanel main page. This ends the tutorial. You may return and create as many parked domains as your hosting plan allows.

You can now exit cPanel by closing your browser, or by using the Logout button in the upper right corner. Remember, if you are using a public computer, ALWAYS Logout of cPanel before closing due to security reasons.