Frequently Asked Questions

Setting up an Email Account in Plesk

Last Updated: May 2, 2006 4:39 PM

You can use Plesk to set up POP3 email accounts for your domain. Log in to Plesk as admin and open the Domain administration page for the domain you want to add email accounts to.

To Set Up Email Accounts for Your Domain in Plesk

  1. Click the Mail icon on the Domain administration page.
  2. In the Tools section, click Add New Mail Name.
  3. Enter a name for this email account. For example, jdoe@domainnamegoeshere.com.
  4. Enter and confirm a new password for this email account. This password will also be used to access the control panel.
  5. If you want the mail user to be able to access the control panel, select the Control panel access check box and specify their control panel access settings.
  6. Select the Mailbox check box and specify the mailbox quota if desired.
  7. Click OK to submit all changes.

Once you have created your email account, you can further customize the settings from within Plesk or connect to your account using an email client.

NOTE: Your POP3 and SMTP settings for this email account will be mail.domainnamegoeshere.com, where "domainnamegoeshere.com" is the name of your domain. Your incoming user name for the account is full_email_address@domainnamegoeshere.com. The outgoing (SMTP) server requires authentication and uses the same user name and password as the incoming (POP3) server.

For more information about setting up mail accounts in Plesk, you can take a look at the Plesk documentation on SWsoft's Web site:

Managing Mail
Tutorial: Creating a POP Email Account in Plesk