Virtualmin is an excellent open source Webmin module that is typically used to manage multiple virtual hosts through a single interface, similar to cPanel. The best part about Virtualmin/Webmin is that it is a completely free control panel! Like other control panels it supports multiple functions such as creating/managing Apache virtual hosts, MySQL database creation/management, generating DNS zones, managing mailboxes, and much more. Speaking of mailboxes, you can also use Virtualmin to create an email account.
The focus of this article is to walk you through how to create an email account in Virtualmin. This article implies that you have already installed Virtualmin, if you have not done so yet, or if you have 15 or so minutes to kill, please take a look at the following article: How to install Virtualmin (CentOS 7).
How do I create an email account in Virtualmin?
Creating an email account in Virtualmin is a fairly simple process, which essentially consists of adding a new user to Virtualmin. Let’s take a look at the step by step process below.
- From the main page select the domain you’d like to add the email account to
- This can be accomplished by selecting the domain name from the drop-down menu
- Select Edit Users
- Click Add a user to this server
- You should now be able to enter in the pertinent information for this account
- Email address
- Real name
- Click the Create button
If everything worked correctly the new account should now be added to your server and ready for use!