How to set up email addresses in Plesk

This guide will explain how to create email addresses for domains in Plesk using either the Power-user or Service-provider interfaces and the settings require to add email accounts to an email client/device.

Power User interface

Follow these steps to create a new email address in Plesk with the Power-user interface:

  1. Open the Mail menu from the left column of the Plesk panel.
  2. Click the Create email address button.
  3. Enter the local part of the address (before the @ symbol) alongside the Email Address field.
  4. Select the domain name for the address from the drop-down to the right of the @ symbol.
  5. Select if you want to allow access to the customer Plesk panel using this email address using the tick-box for Access to the Customer Panel.
  6. Enter a password for the email and re-enter into the confirm password field or select Generate to automatically generate a password for the address.
  7. You can select to apply the default mailbox size or select Another size to set a disk space quota for the mailbox.
  8. Optional: You can enter a description for the email address into the Description in Plesk field, or you can leave this field blank.
  9. Click OK at the bottom of the page to create the address.

Service Provider interface

Follow these steps to create a new email address in Plesk with the Service-provider interface:

  1. Open the domains menu from the left column of the Plesk panel.
  2. Click the domain name that you want to create an email address for from the list on the following page.
  3. Click the Mail or Email Addresses link from the domain control panel page.
  4. Click the Create email address button to add a new address.
  5. Enter the local part of the address (before the @ symbol) alongside the Email Address field.
  6. Enter a password for the email and re-enter into the confirm password field or select Generate to automatically generate a password for the address.
  7. You can select to apply the default mailbox size or select Another size to set a disk space quota for the mailbox.
  8. Optional: You can enter a description for the email address into the Description in Plesk field, or you can leave this field blank.
  9. Click OK at the bottom of the page to create the address.

Email Client Settings

The following settings can be used to add the address to an email client application/device:

Account type: POP or IMAP
Incoming server: mail.yourdomain.com
Username: full email address
Password: Enter the mailbox password for the address
Incoming Port: 110 for POP accounts, 143 for IMAP accounts.
Outgoing server: mail.yourdomain.com
Authentication: Authentication is required for outgoing mail, using the same username/password as incoming settings.
Outgoing Port: 25

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