What is a webmail?

Webmail is web-based email accounts. It allows accessing your email account through any browser. As long as you have the Internet connection, you can access your email with any browser. Some of the webmail providers are Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo.mail, and Outlook.com.  webmail is created by implemented webmail software. The Horde, Roundcube, and SquirrelMail are the examples of webmail software.

Webmail clients included within cPanel:

Within cPanel, email accounts can be checked by webmail applications such as Horde, Roundcube, and SquirrelMail. These webmail applications are helpful for backing up and restoring the emails. These applications provide following basic features. composing emails, forwarding emails, Junk Mail, Address Book, Trash, Folders, Marked as Read/Unread and much more.


Horde is the back end application that provides webmail interface. It provides many features such as calendar, task list, notebook, address book and more. Horde application managed the emails with advanced filters, attachments, spell checking and also displays HTML email. This is also useful in managing tasks by listing your tasks, setting reminders for the tasks and also keeps track of tasks progress. This application has the most advanced and complete features.


Roundcube provides the good appearance and it is also user-friendly. It offers features such as markings, calendars, folders, full-featured address book with groups and LDAP connectors. It also supports MIME and has address book integration. Roundcube provides 3-panel mailbox view with drag and drops features.It is also helpful in composing HTML emails with attachments.


SquirrelMail has a simple interface and it basically lists down all emails. It will be recommended for basic reading and replying to emails. It has strong MIME support and provides basic features such as calendar, address book, spell check, and folder manipulation.