Create An Email Alias In cPanel

Posted by Macrae , MaIT

Most hosting companies use cPanel to allow their customers to easily manage their own accounts. Assuming your hosting company provides email support, creating an email address is done with a few simple steps. Note: This tutorial is based on the x3 cPanel Theme.

    1. Navigate to cPanel
      In your address bar append to your domain name either “/cpanel” or the port number that cpanel operates on “:2082.” If your website is operating with an SSL use port “:2083.”


    1. Log into cPanel
      Enter your username and password. If you do not have it, ask your hosting provider.

cPanel login dashboard

    1. Forwarders
      Once you’re logged in, locate the “Email” section of cPanel. Within, there is an icon for “Forwarders.”

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    1. Create Email Alias (Forwarder)
      Select “Add Forwarder” from “Email Account Forwarders” section. Enter the email address you want to be the alias, select the domain name you want it associated to, input the destination email address and confirm by selecting “Add Forwarder.” Note: you can create an email alias for an email address that is not setup as an actual email account.

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