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Is it possible to set the name on CPanel Email? I know that the service CPanel uses to send email might have a different name, but I wasn't able to figure out what this is. If anyone could tell me this, then I'd greatly appreciate this.

For example, if I had an email bsmith@gmail.com, I've seen that some emails display this as Bob Smith. How can I set this name?

  • Are you referring to the webmail client that cPanel might be using (eg. "horde", "roundcube", "SquirrelMail", etc.) or the contact name that cPanel would use to send notification emails? – MrWhite Jan 21 '15 at 2:13
  • @w3d: Ah, so you have to configure the name on the webmail client, not with cPanel itself? cPanel allows you to create the email addresses directly – Casebash Jan 21 '15 at 2:24
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    If I'm following you then yes, on the webmail client. cPanel allows you to set up "email accounts" which are associated with an email address, not the "From" header, if that is what you are implying. (?) You set the "From" header in whatever email client (or webmail client) you decide to use. AFAIK you can't send email directly from cPanel? – MrWhite Jan 21 '15 at 2:31
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    w3d is correct, you can setup email accounts for your domain(s) via the cPanel control panel, but you would compose an email, including the from display name, using a client or webmail application. The exception is default mail account for the administrator entered during setup. – dan Jan 21 '15 at 5:22
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Yes, you can set a display name in emails sent by cPanel webmail services like Horde, RoundCube or SquirrelMail.

When you login to your email account with your preferred mail service, navigate as per below instructions and then you can change the display name.

1. Horde: Options => Personal Information => Your full name

2. RoundCube: Settings => Identities => [email id] => Display Name

3. SquirrelMail: Options => Personal Information => Full Name

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