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Includes the following email-related functions:




Overview

The Mail Menu is where you can manage various functions of your mail services with DreamHost, including:

  • Creating/Editing/Deleting email addresses
  • Configuring your webmail service
  • Creating/Editing MX records
  • Creating/Editing Announcement Lists
  • Creating/Editing Discussion Lists
  • Managing spam filters
  • Creating/Editing autoresponders

Manage Email

The (Panel > ‘Mail’ > ‘Manage Email’) section is where you can add, edit, and delete email addresses. By clicking the Edit button to the right of any address, you can update passwords, disk limit quota, and configure the email as fully-hosted or as a forward-only address.

View the following article for further details:

Webmail

On the (Panel > ‘Mail’ > ‘Webmail’) page, you can see the current URL for webmail and if it’s hosted with DreamHost. If you click on the Edit button under the Actions column, you can edit the following:

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Disable Webmail
Disables Webmail on your domain. Enabling this doesn't mean that you can't check your email at all – you'll still be able to use an email client or visit webmail.dreamhost.com.
Webmail Location
Use thie field to customize the URL to use for Webmail. The default is webmail.
Enable RoundCube Webmail
Changes the Webmail client from SquirrelMail to Roundcube.
SquirrelMail Login Image URL
If you would like to customize the appearance of your Webmail login screen, you can enter the URL of an image here.
SquirrelMail Login Organization Name
Allows you to change the text below the image.

Custom MX

The (Panel > ‘Mail’ > ‘Custom MX’) section is where you can edit the MX records for your domain. You can enter custom MX records, setup your email with Google Apps, or simply keep your mail services with DreamHost.

To learn more about custom MX records, visit the following article:

Announce Lists

The (Panel > ‘Mail’ > ‘Announce Lists’) page provides the ability to create an Announcement List. This list allows you to send to hundreds or even thousands of subscribers without affecting your regular email’s SMTP quota.

For more information on the Announcement List feature, visit the following article:

Anti-spam

The (Panel > ‘Mail’ > ‘Anti Spam’) page allows you to create filters to block incoming spam. This feature cannot be enabled on non-DreamHost mail services.

For more information, visit the following article:

Discussion Lists

The (Panel > ‘Mail’ > ‘Discussion List’) allows you to create a discussion list where subscribers can contact each other through a single email. This is a great feature which also does not affect the regular SMTP quota.

For more information and creating a discussion list, visit the following article:

Message Filters

Custom filters can be added on the (Panel > ‘Mail’ > ‘Message Filters’) page. This feature allows you to create very specific filters to control incoming email anyway you find necessary.

For further information, view the following page:

Note2 icon.png Notes:
  • Of course, if your email client supports keyword filtering (most modern mail clients do allow this) then you can apply filters there as well. DreamHost filters operate on the server side so they will be applied before any local filtering done by your mail client software.
  • Forwarding only addresses (aliases) cannot process keyword filters (or junk mail filtering either).
  • If you also are using DreamHost’s Anti-spam filtering service, those filter are processed before any custom filters you enable in the panel.


Autoresponders

On the (Panel > ‘Mail’ > ‘Autoresponders’) page, you can create a custom autoresponder. When anyone sends you an email, they will then receive the reply from this autoresponder. This tool is useful in instances when you’re not available for an extended period of time (such as a vacation).

For more information, view the following article: