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Mail Accessible Through FTP Question

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by CrazyTech, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. CrazyTech

    CrazyTech Member

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    I wanted to make sure on this question, because I've got a client asking it.

    Is it normal for all mail under the cPanel account to be viewable via FTP when you go into the /mail folder at home/username?

    Thanks.
     
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    Also, is there any way to hide this?

    (sorry for the double post)
     
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    Yes, as the mail is stored in the user's directory rather than a central location on the server. This helps make manual backups as well as migrations easier.
     
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    Short of creating a separate FTP account with permissions only to public_html/ and setting their File Manager setting to launch them into public_html by default, I don't believe there is a way to hide this without potentially breaking mail functionality.
     
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    Thank you kindly, David, for clearing that up.
     
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