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Register email address for cpanel main hostname

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by buddhist, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. buddhist

    buddhist Registered

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    I am looking to buy and install an ssl cert for the main cpanel/whm hostname.domain.com. To set this up I need to accept an email to admin@hostname.domain.com to show I own the domain. However, I cant work out how to setup email addresses on the main cpanel/whm domain. If I go into the account created for domain.com the subdomain hostname is not in there so I cant set up an email address for it. Any help greatly appreciated.
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    I have never seen that you'd need to accept email to admin@hostname.domain.com, instead you can use address like admin@domain.com, or hostmaster@domain.com etc.

    Usually you get a dropdown list where you can choose the address you want to use.
     
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    The cert was purchased from 123-reg and to set it up it wants to send the verify email to hostname.domain.com. Am I correct in thinking that for a cert for cpanel/whm/webmail logins it has to be for the actual hostname of the cpanel box rather than just domain.com?
     
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    Yes that is correct.
     
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