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How to sell email only account without domain?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by pcatlast, May 20, 2013.

  1. pcatlast

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    Hi guys,

    I've invested in a suite of geo domain names, and am gearing up to offer a range of geo specific services. Key among these are email addresses. Using a system like WHMCS, I can sell anything that can be at up as plan under WHM, but the X3 email only template doesn't do what I want.

    I want to offer addresses in the form name@location.com but as far as I can see, WHM restricts me to selling something@name.location.com. I can set them up manually of course, as I don't want to give 100 clients access to the same cPanel account for location.com, but that would be an unrealistic workload for the expected return.

    I don't need to offer cPanel access : clients can be restricted to pop3, smtp, and webmail only.

    Is there a way to do it?

    Thanks in anticipation.
     
  2. simonas

    simonas Well-Known Member

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    Hi, you could simply block cpanel ports in firewall - 2083 and 2082.
    Leaving 2087 - whm login.
    If you need to login into their cpanel, whitelist your IP to allow connection to all ports.
     
  3. storminternet

    storminternet Well-Known Member

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    You can restrict client by providing them only pop3, smtp, and webmail by enabling selected options in your cPanel. You can do this by adding new feature list from feature manager and enable only email related options and webmail.
    This way client can only be able to manage their email accounts.
     
  4. pcatlast

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    It seems I failed to explain my issue clearly. I have no problem restricting cPanel access... My issue is selling the email access without selling ANY (sub)domain. I own the licence for the geo domain names, and I want to offer for sale email addresses on MY domain names. I need to find a way to automate the creation of a new email account in a domain hosting package that already exists, and will not be offering clients who buy such email addresses any access to cPanel at all.

    I hope that clears up the confusion I seem to have caused.


    Thanks again
     
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  5. mhofer

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    i dont think whmcs supports what you want, but it is entirely possible with the cpanel api, so you could create a whmcs addon which supports that (look at cPanel PHP API class)

    Also i'm pretty sure there are scripts out there which offer this functionality, but not sure about billing.

    Try googling for them, start developing yourself or hire someone.
     
  6. cPanelKenneth

    cPanelKenneth cPanel Development
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    If I'm understanding your goal, the act of selling a new name@geolocation.com address should trigger a script that calls the Email::addpop API function (Email Module Documentation). This API function will create an email account on an existing hosting account (cPanel account).
     
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    palav0s Well-Known Member

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    Have you found a solution to this?
     
  8. cPanelMichael

    cPanelMichael Forums Analyst
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    I am not aware of any existing solutions that will automate such a task. However, you are welcome to develop a custom script utilizing the Email::addpop API function, as mentioned in the post before yours.

    Thank you.
     
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