Creating a cPanel Email Account and Configuring Outlook: A Step-by-Step Guide

 Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Setting up a professional email account using cPanel and configuring it with Outlook can greatly enhance your communication efficiency. Follow this detailed guide to seamlessly create a cPanel email account and integrate it with Outlook for streamlined email management.


Step 1: Accessing cPanel

  1. Log in to your hosting provider's account.
  2. Locate and access the cPanel dashboard.


Step 2: Email Account Creation

  1. In the cPanel dashboard, find the "Email" section.
  2. Choose "Email Accounts" and click on "Create."
  3. Enter the necessary details like your desired email address and password.
  4. Allocate storage space for the email account.
  5. Click "Create Account."


Step 3: Configuring Outlook

For Outlook 2016 and Later Versions:

  1. Open Outlook and navigate to "File."
  2. Click on "Add Account" in the Account Information section.
  3. Choose "Manually configure server settings or additional server types" and click "Next."
  4. Select "Internet Email" and click "Next."

For Outlook 2013 and Earlier Versions:

  1. Open Outlook and go to "File."
  2. Click on "Add Account" in the Account Information section.
  3. Choose "Email Account" and click "Next."


Step 4: Outlook Email Settings

Fill in your User, Server, and Logon Information.

  • Your Name: Your full name
  • Email Address: Your full email address
  • Account Type: Choose either IMAP or POP3 (IMAP is recommended for syncing across devices)
  • Incoming Mail Server: Your cPanel server's incoming mail server (consult your hosting provider for this information)
  • Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP): Your cPanel server's outgoing mail server
  • Input your Login Information (username and password).


Step 5: Advanced Settings (Optional)

  1. Click on "More Settings."
  2. Navigate to the "Advanced" tab.
  3. Configure server port numbers and encryption preferences.


Step 6: Testing the Configuration

  1. Click "Next" to allow Outlook to test your settings.
  2. If everything is configured correctly, you'll receive a successful message.


Step 7: Completing the Setup

  1. Click "Finish" to complete the setup.
  2. Restart Outlook if prompted.



  Congratulations! You've successfully created a cPanel email account and configured Outlook for optimal email management. Now, enjoy the convenience of accessing your professional emails seamlessly.