How to set up cPanel webmail to go directly to Horde, SquirrelMail or RoundCube

In this tutorial you will learn how to set Horde, SquirrelMail or RoundCube as default cPanel webmail interface for your email accounts:
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Set up Webmail to Autoload to the direct client

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



2. Select the email account on the question and click on More next to the email account in question > Access Webmail:



3. Click Set as Default under the one of the three 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. Select the email account on the question and click on More next to the email account in question > Access Webmail:



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 x3 theme:

Set up Webmail to Autoload to the direct client

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



2. Select the email account in question and click on More next to the email account in question > Access Webmail:



3. Click Enable AutoLoad under the one of the three webmail clients on your choice:



4. You will need to choose the number of seconds for the delay before loading the preferred webmail client. For automatic load right after Access webmail, set the value to 1:



5. To disable AutoLoad follow the same steps and click on Disable AutoLoad under the preferred webmail:



If you have configured AutoLoad for 1 or 0 seconds and now wish to disable it, click the back button in your browser after it loads into the webmail application, and then click Disable AutoLoad.


Setting up a Custom Subdomain for Your Webmail

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



2. Select the email account in question and click on More next to the email account in question > Access Webmail:



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: 5.



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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