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    Client want to access thier emails

    Not sure if this is where I should put this so if this isn't right please just move it elsewhere.
    A local construction company hired me to create a website for them and provide 3 mails for their 3 employees including the 2 engineers. So I created index page for now saying their site is underconstruction since they aren't sure yet what to put there. but its certain they want email addresses.

    I just avail a shared hosting for them and then created the 3 emails which are emails@thierdomain.com
    Now, I'm not sure how they can exactly access their emails without getting into the cpanel which link should I provide for them to access messages to their emails?

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    Normally in cPanel there is a link to the mail program (like Squirrelmail etc.), but then they'll have to log in into their cPanel account. Easier could be to forward the e-mails to a program like Outlook, or eventually Hotmail, Gmail etc. The information on POP3 should be in cPanel itself.

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    With cPanel the online address is typically www.theirdomain.com/webmail/, but the hosting company can set up variations to make it difficult to find. I have seen online e-mail access set up with subdomains, as well.

    I agree with Aquarezz. It is much easier to use POP3 to download messages to an e-mail program on their PCs. The hosting companies usually have an instruction page that shows you how to set up POP3 e-mail access.
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    I did go for pop3. I told them that I would be safer to make it that way for awhile. I'd ask the host to set it up what you suggest TopDogger but maybe later once my client will learn few things.. I have to make him realize that its not safe to give away cpanel passwords. Thanks

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    It is never a good idea to give out the cPanel password to someone who does not need it.
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    I personally go with Gmail for your domain.
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    Quote Originally Posted by garfish View Post
    A local construction company hired me to create a website for them and provide 3 mails for their 3 employees including the 2 engineers. So I created index page for now saying their site is underconstruction since they aren't sure yet what to put there. but its certain they want email addresses.

    I just avail a shared hosting for them and then created the 3 emails which are emails@thierdomain.com
    Now, I'm not sure how they can exactly access their emails without getting into the cpanel which link should I provide for them to access messages to their emails?
    thierdomain.com:2095 will give you access to webmail and each client can log into their email using their email address and individual password. As alreadly suggested Pop3 is another soultion to directly download and send the email using i.e. Outlook or Thunderbird.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Dammann View Post
    I personally go with Gmail for your domain.
    This is a good idea! Cpanel email reliability depends or the quality of the shared hosting. Sometimes it goes down. Pop3 is an issue when the user's computer crashes and there isn't a backup of the Outlook database.

    There's a couple of Business solutions that you can look into by Gmail and Microsoft which should be more reliable.

    Microsoft Exchange Online at $4-$8 /user/month

    Microsoft Exchange Online Pricing

    Google Apps for Business at $5-$10/user/month

    Pricing – Google Apps for Business | United States

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