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cPanel Webmail Guide and Comparison

by: Hostwinds Team  /  February 4, 2017


cPanel gives you the ability to not only create email accounts, but you can do all of your email activities right inside cPanel or through your browser using your domain and /webmail.

There are three main webmail options that you have to choose from: SquirrelMail, Roundcube, and Horde. The one you should choose depends on what you need from your email and the features you want to have available.

Which webmail should you use?

SquirrelMail is the most basic one. Roundcube is a step up with more features, and Horde offers everything you'd probably ever need for email. Here's a breakdown of some of the features, or lack of, for each one…

SquirrelMail

Best if you don't need a ton of features and want to send/receive an email

Features:

  • 2-pane interface
  • Can use attachments
  • Sends only text email (no HTML)
  • Threaded conversations
  • Message flags
  • Folder configuration support
  • Basic address book
  • Email search function

Roundcube

Provides more features in a more user-friendly interface

Features:

  • 3-pane drag-n-drop interface
  • Can use attachments
  • HTML support
  • Threaded conversations
  • Message flags
  • Folder configuration support
  • Better address book with optional plugins available
  • Email search function

Horde

The full-blown email option with the most features

Features:

  • 3-pane interface
  • Mobile interface available
  • Can use attachments
  • Has spell check
  • HTML support
  • Message flags
  • Message filterers
  • Folder configuration
  • Advanced address book
  • Event reminders
  • A way to keep notes
  • Task manager
  • Newsfeed

Written by Hostwinds Team  /  February 4, 2017