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Email Management: How to Set Up an Unbranded Email Login Page

  1. Log into your Control Panel.
  2. Go to Domain Central and confirm where your domain is pointed.
  3. Go to File Manager.
  4. Locate and select the directory your domain is pointing to.
  5. Click New directory icon New Directory.
  6. Name the directory "mailadmin".
  7. Click Save.
  8. Select the /mailadmin directory you just created.
  9. Click New file icon New File.
  10. Name the file index.
  11. Set the Extension to html.
  12. Click Save to create the file.
  13. Click Pencil icon Edit for the index.html file you just created.
  14. In the popup editor that appears, copy and paste the following code:
    <html>
    <head><title>Mail Admin</title></head>
    <script language=javascript>
    <!--
    if (navigator.appName == "Netscape") {
    document.write("<frameset framespacing=0 border=0 frameborder=0 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0 rows='*,1'>")
    }
    else {
    document.write("<frameset framespacing=0 border=0 frameborder=0 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0 rows='*,1'>")
    }
    //-->
    </script>
    <frame src="login.html" border="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" name="app_hdr" noresize>
    <frame src="blank.html" border="0" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" frameborder="0" scrolling="auto" name="app_body" noresize>
    </frameset>
    </html>

     
  15. Click Save.
  16. Click New file icon New File.
  17. Name the file login.
  18. Set the Extension to html.
  19. Click Save to create the file.
  20. Click User-added image Edit for the login.html file you just created.
  21. In the popup editor that appears, copy and paste the following code:
    <br>
    <br>
    <center>
    <table>
    <form method="post" name="login" enctype="application/x-www-form-urlencoded">
    <tr>
    <td colspan="2" align="center"><font face="Arial" size="5">Mail Admin</font></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>E-mail Address:</td>
    <td><input type="text" name="credential_0" value="" size="30" maxlength="128" class="formfield"></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td>Password:</td>
    <td><input type="password" name="credential_1" size="20" maxlength="50" class="formfield"></td>
    </tr>
    <tr>
    <td><input type="submit" name="Log In" value="Check Mail" onclick="javascript:login.action='https://www1.ipage.com/mail/index.bml?s=1';javascript:login.destination.value = '/mailadmin/index.bml?check=1';" ></td>
    <td><input type="submit" name="Log In" value="Manage Mail" onclick="javascript:login.action='https://secure.ipage.com/mailLogin';javascript:login.destination.value = '/mailadmin/index.bml?manage=1';"></td>
    </tr>
    <input type="hidden" name="destination">
    </form>
    </table>
    </center>

     
  22. Click Save.
  23. Click New file icon New File.
  24. Name the file blank.
  25. Set the Extension to html.
  26. Click Save to create the file.
  27. Test to make sure everything works by going to your domain followed by "/mailadmin" (example: your-domain.com/mailadmin).

How Can I Customize the Unbranded Webmail Login Page

To customize the webmail login screen, modify the HTMLInfo icon and CSSInfo icon associated with the index.html and login.html files mentioned in the instructions above. Here is a visual example of what you can do to customize your webmail login screen:

Before...
default login

After...
Custom mail login

If you do not know how to make these types of modifications yourself or you simply do not want to make them yourself, feel free to call us at 877-472-4399 to have our iPage Professional Services make these changes. Note that design services and professional services are a paid service.

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