I need a plugin (or other) recommendation to allow users to create email accounts, as well as change their passwords and check their email using WordPress.

I have a multi-author baseball website and I would like to allow authors to create their own email addresses at my domain name, if they like.

That being said, I do not want to create the email addresses myself. I do not want/need to know the authors' passwords to the accounts and want them to know I respect their privacy.


closed as off topic by Stephen Harris, Wyck, Chris_O, Brian Fegter, kaiser Aug 28 '12 at 19:50

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  • Do you have new authors regularly or do you only have new authors every now and then? – Vince Pettit Jun 11 '12 at 8:25
  • As a side note, your ChiefsCommand link doesn't work on your website – Vince Pettit Jun 11 '12 at 8:27
  • I'm not sure how your question is relevant. As I said, if an author wants to create an email address, I want them to be able to do it without giving me a password to create it for them and if they want to change their password, I want them to be able to do it themselves. – Travis Pflanz Jun 11 '12 at 15:31
  • WordPress simply isn't a webmail interface, or anything close to that. The mail functions are basically wrappers for basic PHP mail stuff. If you couldn't find any plugin for this yourself, than I'm sorry to say, but WPSE isn't an extended search engine and the question is considered off topic. – kaiser Aug 28 '12 at 19:50

I've successfully used this to enable users to create an email account and/or ftp account on cpanel from within a WordPress site. Good luck, and let me know how it went.

There seems to be a small bug in the latest plugin version. You can easily fix it, I've described the steps below:

  1. Open your code editor
  2. Open up search and replace
  3. Select the plugin folder to search
  4. Search the source code for /cpanel_ops/
  5. Replace it with /cpanel-operations/
  6. Save your changes on these files

It should say that four instances have been replaced within 3 files:

  1. /cpanel_ops.php
  2. /email_form.php
  3. /ftp_form.php
  • Thanks for the reply! I have been searching for something like this for months. The developer really needs to put more effort in the description/name of the plugin. I will give it a try today. – Travis Pflanz Jun 11 '12 at 19:48
  • No problem, just hope it will help you. – WouterB Jun 11 '12 at 20:20
  • I'm getting a 404 page not found error when clicking on either "Create FTP account" or "Create email account". Using WordPress 3.3.2. Did you experience any errors? – Travis Pflanz Jun 11 '12 at 20:46
  • It's working on an older WP version. Will try it on 3.3.2 later. Did you correctly set the permissions? – WouterB Jun 11 '12 at 21:01
  • Yes, everything is set up with my cPanel credentials. Did you try it on a 3.3.2 installation of WordPress? – Travis Pflanz Jun 13 '12 at 14:25

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