Horde, SquirrelMail or RoundCube Webmail – Which Is Better? How to Create an Email Account on cPanel?

Having a custom email address helps to improve credibility, branding and makes your business stand out from your competitors.
You can create your custom email for free on cPanel. There are 3 different Webmail services, namely Horde, SquirrelMail and RoundCube – and many often wonder which one is the best WebMail service to use.

Well, the answer is – it really depends on what you are looking for. All these webmail services still offer basic email features such as:

• Compose email
• Forward email
• Junk mail folder
• Address book
• Trash
• Mail folders
• Read/unread mail etc.

However, this is where the similarities end.


SquirrelMail has all the basic functionality you need from an email client. It offers calendar, spellcheck, folder manipulation, notepads in their simplest, but most effective interface. It’s recommended for those who are looking for a simple read-and-reply Webmail application.


On the other hand, Roundcube is the world’s leading open source Webmail application. Roundcube emphasises on providing user-friendly, easy-to-use and drag-and-drop interfaces. It also offers improved features such as markings, calendars, folders, full featured address book with groups and LDAP connectors, find-as-you-type address book integration as well as MIME support. These make managing your inbox and outbox super easy.

For heavier email users, Horde is the more preferred service, as it has the most features among the three. In addition, the platform for Horde is an open-source development community that is responsible for the creation of countless applications and software systems. It comes with a suite of complementary features such as calendar, task list, and notes. In addition, the email management system includes support for standard filtering, message flagging, search functionality, attachment, spell checking and many more.

In short:
• If you are looking for simplicity, go for SquirrelMail
• If you are looking for appearance plus easy-to-use functions, go for Roundcube
• If you are looking for an email with more complete features, go for Horde

If you have read through the features of these three different email providers up till this point – well done! By now, you should be able to make your decision in choosing the best service that fits your needs and expectations – and once you have done that, let’s go on to learning how to set it up in cPanel:

<h2>Steps to Create an Email Account in cPanel</h2>

Step 1:
Log in to cPanel

Step 2:
Click on the “Email Account” at the Mail tab


Step 3:
Key in all the necessary information needed for a new email account.



Step 4:
Click “Create Account” to create an email account.



Step 5:
Access your email account via http://yourdomain.com/webmail
** yourdomain = the domain you registered

And, that’s it! You can now start gaining more trust and reputation from your customers and associates with your personal email.

Do let us know if you have any difficulty creating your own email in cPanel.

See you in the next post!