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    Lightbulb How To Create Email Accounts in Webmin

    In this article we explain in simple steps how to create an email account in Webmin.

    Webmin is a free control panel that provides a simple yet effective user interface for website and server owners to manage their services (mail server, dns, apache, ssl etc).

    Here are the steps to create an e-mail account:

    STEP 1. From the left-side Menu, click “System” and then click on “Users and Groups”

    STEP 2. Click on “Create a new user” link

    STEP 3. Fill in the form with appropriate information. For this article’s purposes we will use the username: demouser. The following ones are recommended to be filled-in:

    - Username (if you want to have an email address , set the username’s value to demouser)
    - User ID: leave it automatic
    - Real Name: required only for you to identify each account from the list
    - Home Directory: Click “Directory” and set it to: /home/<username> where <username> is what you set in the Username field
    - Shell: Leave it as it is
    - Password: click the “Normal password” and type your desired password (it will be encrypted on save/exit)

    You will see few more settings/fields on the same form. You may fill them in if you like. However, the above mentioned fields are those required to have a valid e-mail account created.

    FINAL STEP 4. Now click the “Create” button and you are done!
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    thanks to you
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    Dec 2011
    And then how do you access the email? Doesn't sendmail have something simple like roundcube which is just a subfolder of the desired domain name, or do I have to learn linux just to get a browser email for the domain?

    Yes it's an old thread, but it contains the exact steps I went through, only to find I don't seem to have created an email at all.
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    Hi ohyea,

    There are several ways to access the email. You can set it up on Microsoft Outloook, Thunderbird or even on Webmail clients like Squirrel and Roundcube.

    99% of the hosting providers will be able to install a webmail client for you for free, even though (nowadays) all hosting providers are providing at least 1 webmail option to their clients.
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    Dec 2011
    Yeah, I'm getting support to look into it. They've told me to use usermin though, which does have the dedi's nameserver's email and user from when I created a user and group, but doesn't have the email extension I thought I'd created in Sendmail mail server's address mappings that pertained not to the dedi's nameserver but to the particular domain I wanted an email for, though, so I've asked them what they mean by that.
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    Dec 2011
    Ok, I'm in, got an email address up and can access it through Webmin. Support told me to create a user that would have the email address as a username.

    But now how can I get hotmail and other email senders to send emails to it? I'm getting delivery status notification failures.
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    Dec 2012
    I have a same question,

    Specially how we create different mail for different domain if we have more then 20 domains as virtualhost running on same server ?
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    Step 5 - Add Address Mapping

    I want to add an additional step to the procedure above, so incoming mail to created email address will not be rejected by server:

    Step 5:
    From Webmin CP, Go to <Sendmail Mail Server> / <Address Mappings> and point the email address added "" to the corresponding user.

    My apologies for reviving an old thread.
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    This will create system users. Is there a way to create Email users without having them a system account?
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