How to set up cPanel webmail to go directly to Horde or Roundcube

In this tutorial you will learn how to set Horde or Roundcube as default cPanel webmail interface for your email accounts:
For cPanel Basic Theme
For cPanel Retro Theme



For cPanel Basic Theme

Set up Webmail to Autoload to the direct client

1. Log in to cPanel and navigate to Email Accounts menu:



2. Click on Check Email next to the email account in question:



3. Click Set as Default under the one of the two webmail clients on your choice:




If you wish to set a different default webmail client, click on your email account inside webmail and select the desired interface:




Setting up a Custom Subdomain for Your Webmail

1. Log in to cPanel and navigate to Email Accounts menu:



2. Click on Check Email next to the email account in question:



3. Select the webmail application you wish to use:



4. Copy the URL in your address bar of your browser after you are logged in:



Alternatively, you can log in via http://yourdomain.com/webmail and get the same URL.

5. Go to Subdomains menu and create a custom subdomain you would prefer to use to log in to webmail. For example, myemail.yourdomain.com:



NOTE: Do not use mail.yourdomain.com as this particular subdomain is in server use and can create a conflict.

6. Go to Redirects menu and redirect the created subdomain to the URL you have received at the step 4:



7. Now you can log in via your custom subdomain. After entering login details, you will be automatically logged in to the preferred webmail application.



For cPanel Retro Theme:

Set up Webmail to Autoload to the direct client

1. Log in to cPanel and navigate to Email Accounts menu:



2. Click on Check Email next to the email account in question:



3. Click Set as Default under the one of the two webmail clients on your choice:



If you wish to set a different default webmail client, click on your email account inside webmail and select the desired interface:




Setting up a Custom Subdomain for Your Webmail

1. Log in to cPanel and navigate to Email Accounts menu:



2. Click on Check Email next to the email account in question:



3. Select the webmail application you wish to use:



4. Copy the URL in your address bar of your browser after you are logged in:



Alternatively, you can log in via yourdomain.com/webmail and get the same URL.

5. Go to Subdomains menu and create a custom subdomain you would prefer to use to log in to webmail. For example, myemail.yourdomain.com:



NOTE: Do not use mail.yourdomain.com as this particular subdomain is in server use and can create a conflict.

6. Go to Redirects menu and redirect the created subdomain to the URL you have received at the step 4:



7. Now you can log in via your custom subdomain. After entering login details, you will be automatically logged in to the preferred webmail application.


That's it!

              
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