Domain Name Auto Populate on Webmail url it calls from.

How many of you think this would be a time saving feature ?

  • Yes, this would be nice to have on occassion

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • No, I never use webmail

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Maybe, it might be a good idea; not sure how it would help me?

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    1
  • Poll closed .

JCM1JCM

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Would like the webmail to put in the defualt domain you are comming from

Example:

If I goto www.mysite.com./webmail

or in my case I have a mc.mysite.com which goes to the above

One is required to enter

Full E-mail Address when it should do this

E-mail @mysite.com

thus, you only but in your e-mail adress

What do you think about this.
 

monarobase

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I couln't vote because you didn't have the answer : no, I use SSL for accessing the webmail

When you use SSL cPanel redirects http://domain.tld/webmail to https://hostname:2096

Even if cPanel autopopulated the domain name, it could get very confusing for users that access their webmail trough another URL…

Here's an example :

Webagency.com has got a multi-domaine webhosting package on which they host their main site and their customers sites.

When they set up a customers site they give them the following URL to connect to their webmail :

www.webagency.com/webmail

If you then autopopulated @webagency.com to the username for a user who has got a domain called niceproducts.com he might think that he should just enter his name and not his whole e-mail address.

If you have a [email protected] address and you customer has a [email protected] address your customer could block the webagency's e-mail address by trying too many time and being blockedout for bruteforce attack.
 

cPanelTristan

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Oct 2, 2010
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Hello,

You might have the domains in a dropdown that you could choose based on the domain name chosen for the webmail url (so all domains on an account associated with that domain). If you did that, it sounds like a feature request, so I'm not certain why this wasn't posted in that forum instead:

Feature Requests for cPanel & WHM

Posting a feature request outside of the feature request forum means it's unlikely to receive any attention for a future feature implementation.

Thanks!
 

JCM1JCM

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Feb 19, 2009
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I can see there is some varriance of oppionon but in the corporate hosting environment for clients; they want this feature; and it should be implemented so that

1) It could be turned on or off per domain
2) It should allow one to have the option to either

a) Use the old way required the full domain name
b) autopopulate the domain name they are at
c) Autodrop down any e-mail domain they would have access to

Again, I do see we have a very diverse group of users of Cpanel, and also being a network and software engineer for many years; it is hard to make everyone happy. The key to writing effective software is to make it useable for everyone with some minor option switches to greatly changes functionality for those that need it or alter it slightly.

Again, we get this request everyday; and your competitors are doing this and some of them have even larger accounts then cpanel; so the way to grow is give flexibility to keep current users happy and to facilitate new users to ability to use the software the way they want.

- - - Updated - - -

Take a look at my latest comments from 10.16.2012.

The Key to great software is take the comments from many and allow options to facilitate two things
1) To keep everything as it is
2) To make changes many want


Ty
John
 

monarobase

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I think the major problem with doing this is that it presumes that you're accessing webmail from a non SSL URL unless you sell an SSL certificate per account.

Most hosts that have minimum security in mind enforce SSL for webmail thus redirecting users to server hostname or IP address on which they have installed an SSL certificate.

Corporate users often don't understand security but they need it more than individuals and it's a hosts role to inform them about security implications of using non secure authentication.