Email Routing

Updated: 15 February 2024
cPanel Version: 118

Email routing is a feature in cPanel that allows you to control how mail for your domain is delivered. This tutorial will guide you on how to navigate and use the email routing menu in cPanel.

Accessing cPanel

First, you need to log in to your cPanel account. If you don't know how to do this, refer to the documentation provided by your web hosting provider or contact their support team for assistance.

  1. Once you're logged in to cPanel, look for the Email section.
  2. Click on the Email Routing icon. This will open up the Email Routing menu.

Using the Email Routing Menu

The Email Routing menu allows you to manage how email is routed for each domain or subdomain in your cPanel account.

Setting Routing Options

  1. Select the domain or subdomain you want to manage from the drop-down menu.
  2. Choose one of the following routing options:
    • Automatically Detect Configuration: cPanel will detect the best setting for you.
    • Local Mail Exchanger: Mail sent to your domain will be delivered to your cPanel account.
    • Backup Mail Exchanger: cPanel will act as a backup mail server if your primary mail server fails.
    • Remote Mail Exchanger: Mail will be delivered to another server that you specify.
  3. Click the Change button to save your settings.

Remember to save your settings

After you've made changes to your email routing settings, don't forget to click the 'Change' button to save your settings. If you navigate away from the page without saving, your changes will be lost.

Be careful with routing settings

Incorrect email routing settings can lead to problems with email delivery, so be sure to double-check your settings and consult your web hosting provider if you're unsure.

External links

Email Routing - cPanel Documentation