Familiarize with cPanel Features

Account Level Filtering
In this area you can manage filters for your main account.

You can create new filter by clicking ‘create new filter’ option by giving the ‘Filtername’, rules and
actions.

1)cPanel -> Mail -> Account level filtering
2)Click on “Create a New Filter”
3)Rename the filter rule
4)(This is an example if you wish to block spams from test.com domain)
From Contains @test.com
(This is a second example if you wish to block spams with the Subject ADV)
Subject Contains ADV
5)Click on + sign if you wish to add more spams filtering
6)Actions:Discard Message

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/AccountFiltering
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Add On Domains
An addon domain is like a fully functional domain that can be created within the cpanel. You can
create email addresses, forwarders and etc. The only difference is that the files share the same
control panel.

* Requirement : Name Servers need to be the following.
Primary Nameserver Hostname – NS1.VODIEN.COM
Primary Nameserver HostAddress – 111.235.136.111

Secondary Nameserver Hostname – NS2.VODIEN.COM
Secondary Nameserver HostAddress – 50.23.77.59

Tertiary Nameserver Hostname – NS3.VODIEN.COM
Tertiary Nameserver HostAddress – 111.235.137.137

1)cPanel -> Domains -> Addon Domains
2)New Domain Name: ( Put the domain name you wish to host )
3)FTP username & Document root: Both will be auto filled up
4)Generate the password
5)Click on “Add Domain”

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/AddonDomains
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-addon.html
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Zone Editor
1)cPanel -> Domains -> Zone Editor
This feature allows you to create and edit A and CNAME records. You can also add TXT records
through this option.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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DNS Records [Domain Name System]


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Auto Responder
You can use auto responders to send a message back automatically to anyone who sends an email
to a specified account. This can be useful for times when you are on vacation or unavailable.

1)cPanel -> Mail -> Auto Responders
2)Click on “Add Auto Responder”
3)Below is an example
Character Set : utf-8 ( leave it as default )
Interval : 0
Email : (Your email address)
From : (Your name)
Subject : Out Of Office
HTML : (leave it uncheck)
Body : I will be out of office from (Date) to (Date)
Start : Immediately or Custom(You can set the time and date)
Stop : Immediately or Custom(You can set the time and date)
4)Click on “Create/Modify”

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/AutoResponders
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-autoresponder.html
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Change Language
This function allows you to change the language displayed in your cPanel interface.

1)cPanel -> Preferences -> Change Language
2)Select a language from the Set Language to pull-down menu.
3)Click “Change”

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/ChangeLanguage
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Change Password
This function allows you to change the paasword of your cPanel account.

1) cPanel > Preferences > Change password
2) In the box to the right of Old Password, provide your old password.
3) In the box to right of New Password, provide the new password.
4) In the box to the right of New Password (again), provide the password once again for
verification.
5) Check the box for “Allow MySQL password change”.
6) Click “Change”

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/ChangePassword
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-pwchange.html
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Cron jobs
Cron jobs allow you to automate certain commands or scripts on your site. You can set a
command or script to run at a specific time every day, week, etc. For example, you could set a
cron job to delete temporary files every week to free up disk space.

1)cPanel -> Advanced -> Cron jobs

To set up a cron job:

Common Settings – This menu allows you to select a commonly used interval without having to
specify settings for the minute, hour, day, month, and so on.

Minuts – Use this drop-down menu to select the number of minutes between running the cron
job, or the minute each hour on which you wish to run the cron job.
Hour – Use this drop-down menu to select the number of hours between running the cron job, or
the hour each day on which you wish to run the cron job.
Day – Use this drop-down menu to select the number of days between running the cron job, or
the day of the month on which you wish to run the cron job.
Month – Use this drop-down menu to select the number of months between running the cron job,
or the month of the year in which you wish to run the cron job.
Weekday – Use this drop-down menu to select the day(s) of the week on which you wish to run
the cron job.

Note: If you do not wish to receive an email notifying you of a specific cron job, add the following
line to the command: >/dev/null 2>&1

Click Add New Cron Job.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/CronJobs
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-cronjob.html
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Default Address
The default or catch-all address is the one to which all e-mails, addressed to a non-available or
mistakenly entered email account at your domain name are routed to. In case someone sends an
email to info@yourdomain.com and you do not have such mailbox, the catch-all option will
forward this email to your default email address.

1)cPanel -> Mail -> Default Address
2)From the drop-down menu select the (sub)domain for which you would like to set up a default
address.
3)Now you have several options.
a)You can forward all unrouted mail to an email address; in this case, you should type in the
address in the field.
b)You can discard all unrouted mail with an error to the senders; in this case you should type in
the message which will be sent to the senders.
4)Add Forwarder

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/DefaultAddress
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-catchall.html
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Disk Space Usage
You can check your overall disk space through cPanel

1)cPanel -> Files -> Disk Space Usage

The Disk Space Usage feature lists all of the subdirectories contained within your home directory.
You can click any of the listed directories to open the corresponding subdirectory in cPanel’s File
Manager feature. This function allows you to view specific disk usage information about individual
files and directories contained within the subdirectory.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/DiskSpaceUsage
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-diskusage.html
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Email Accounts
In this area you can manage the email accounts associated with your domains. You can create
email address, delete account , edit password , change quota.

1)cPanel -> Mail -> Email Accounts
2)Fill in the name you want and select the domain name from the drop-down.
3)Type the desired password (you can also use the password generator option for a strong
password)
4)Click Create account

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/11_30/CpanelDocs/EmailAccounts
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Email authentication
cPanels email authentication features provide information about outgoing messages. This helps
the receiving server verify that the email is coming from a trusted sender.

To combat spam, or unwanted email, cPanels email authentication features attempt to provide
information so that recipients know the nature of incoming messages. This enables you to discard
unnecessary messages.

This helps you to set DKIM and SPF records. DKIM helps verify the sender and integrity of a
message. SPF attempts to prevent spammers from sending email while forging your domain’s name as the sender (spoofing).

1)cPanel -> Mail -> Email Authentication

You can refer the following URL for more details:
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http:// docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/EmailAuthentication
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Forwarders
This feature allows a copy of any email sent to one address to be forwarded to another address.
This lets you use one account to check mail sent to several email addresses.

1)cPanel > Mail > Forwarders
2)Click on “Add Forwarder”
3)Address to Forward: type the address whose email you wish to forward. Be sure to select the
correct domain from the drop-down menu.
4)Forward to email address: (Put in the email address you want to forward to)
5)Click on “Add Forwarder”

Forwarding to free email forwarding like Gmail and Yahoo have been disabled as the free email
providers will reject the emails forwarded to the account when they detect that there are too
many emails being forwarded to their mail servers.

We would recommend to do a fetching of email from Gmail / other free email account via
POP/IMAP as this would be more reliable in terms of emails being received in Gmail / other free
email services.

You can do the following steps to setup Google Mail Fetcher:
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1. Log into your Gmail account.
2. Click the gear icon on the upper right corner of the page and select Settings.
3. Click the Accounts tab and locate the Check mail from other accounts (using POP3) section.
4. Click Add a POP3 mail account you own.
5. Enter the full email address of the account from which you would like mail fetched.
6. Click Next Step.
7. In the Password field, enter the password for the email address you provided.
8. Select Port 110 for a POP3 connection. For a secure email connection, use Port 995.
9. Click the checkboxes next to the options that best suit your needs:
Leave a copy of retrieved messages on the server
Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail
Label incoming messages
Archive incoming messages
10. Click Add Account.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/EmailFowarders
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-forwarder.html
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FTP Accounts
File Transfer Protocol (FTP) allows you to manage the files associated with your website

1)cPanel -> Files -> FTP Accounts
2)To the right of “Login:”, type the name of the FTP user. Please note, a full FTP user name will
always be formatted as user@primarydomain.tld. You cannot create an FTP account without your
domain name in it, regardless of the publish destination.
3)To the right of “Password:”, please provide a password which will be used to authenticate this
FTP account.
4)To the right of “Quota”, please provide the maximum amount of bandwidth this FTP user may
use. Please note, if you leave the quota at unlimited, then the FTP user will have the ability to use
the total amount of bandwidth for the cPanel account.
5)To the right of “Directory: /”, cPanel will guess the directory you want. You can edit that if you
want.
6)Click Create

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/FTPAccounts
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-ftp.html
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Index Manager
The Index Manager allows you to customize the way a directory will be viewed on the web. You
can select between a default style, no indexes, or two types of indexing. If you do not wish for
people to be able to see the files in your directory, choose “No Indexing”.

1)cPanel -> Advanced -> Index Manager

When accessing a directory (rather than a page) on your site, a visitor will typically see the index
page for that directory.

If no index page exists, the browser will display a list (or index) of the files in that directory.
Using the Index Manager, it is possible to define how a specific directory index will appear to those
who access it.

You can also turn off indexing, if you don’t want a directory’s contents to be visible.

Select the directory in which you wish to begin navigating your website’s contents using the popup
window.

To navigate the Index Manager, click the folder icon next to the directory name.

Click the name of the directory for which you want to change the indexing style.

cPanel offers 4 options; select 1 of the following:
1)Standard Indexing: Contents appear only as filenames.
2)Fancy Indexing: Information about the files, such as the size and time last modified, appear.
3)Default System Setting: The default defined by your web host will be used.
4)No Indexing: The contents of the directory are not listed; visitors will see a message stating that
the contents are “forbidden.”

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/IndexManager
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-indexmgr.html
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Mx Entry
This feature allows you to route a domain’s incoming mail to a specific server. Please note that
changing the MX entry will result in the DNS records being changed.

You can add, delete and edit the MX entry through this feature.

1)cPanel >> Mails >> MX Entry
2)Select the problematic domain name from the drop-down list.
3)Choose “Local” if you are using Vodien mail server or choose “Remote” if you are using google
apps or external mail server

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/11_30/CpanelDocs/MXEntry
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Park Domains
Parked domains are domains that you own but do not contain any content. Typically, parked
domains are used to hold a domain that is for sale or to redirect traffic to another domain.

* Requirement : Name Servers need to be the following.
Primary Nameserver Hostname – NS1.VODIEN.COM
Primary Nameserver HostAddress – 111.235.136.111

Secondary Nameserver Hostname – NS2.VODIEN.COM
Secondary Nameserver HostAddress – 50.23.77.59

Tertiary Nameserver Hostname – NS3.VODIEN.COM
Tertiary Nameserver HostAddress – 111.235.137.137

1)cPanel -> Domains -> Park Domains
2)Put in the domain name you wish to add
3)Click Add Domain.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/ParkedDomains
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Password Protect Directory
This option will allow you to require a username and password to access a folder or folders from
the web. This can be very useful when you need to limit access to a certain part of your site.

1)cPanel > Security > Password Protect Directories
2)Choose Web Root (and you may need to select Show Hidden Files)
3)Click on the name of the directory that you wish to password protect.
4)Check the box for “Password protect this directory:”
5)Fill in “Name the protected directory”. Actually, this is just the message that will show to visitors
when they try to login, and can be anything you like.
6)Click on Save button below.
7)Click “Go Back”
8)Fill in a Username and Password at the bottom of the page, and click “Add/modify authorized
user”.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/PasswordProtectDirectories
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-protect.html
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PhpMyAdmin
cPanel > Databases > phpmyadmin

phpMyAdmin is a third-party tool included with cPanel, used for manipulating MySQL databases
over the Internet.
PhpMyAdmin can drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL
statement, manage keys on fields, and export data into various formats.

Import database via phpmyadmin

phpMyAdmin > Click the new database name in the top left > Click Import in the main area of
phpMyAdmin > Browse for the .sql file on your computer and click Go

Export database via phpmyadmin

phpmyadmin > Go to an existing database in phpMyAdmin > Click Export at the top > Leave the
settings as they are, click the “Save as file” checkbox and click Go > This will download a .sql file
to your computer

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/PhpMyAdmin
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Redirects
Redirects allow you to make a specific web page redirect to another page and display the contents
of that page. This way you can make a page with a long URL accessible by a page which has a
shorter and easier to remember URL.

1)cPanel -> Domains -> Redirects
From the Type drop-down menu, select which type of redirect is to be used.
Permanent 301 is a redirect that will update the visitor’s bookmarks and direct search engines to
the new site.
Temporary 302 is a redirect that will redirect the visitor or search engine but will not update the
bookmark, and search engines will continue to index to the original page.
From the “” drop-down menu, choose the domain name you would like to redirect. If you would
like to redirect a single page or directory, you can use the adjacent text field to enter the name of
the folder or file.
In the “redirects to” field, enter the full URL of the page to which you will be redirecting.
Select one of the following www redirection options to dictate whether or not the domain will be
redirecting:
Only redirect with www. only redirects visitors that type www. as part of the URL.
Redirect with or without www. redirects all visitors regardless of if they use www. or not.
Do Not Redirect www. will not redirect visitors that use www. as part of the URL.
Clicking the Wild Card Redirect option allows users to set up a redirect to the same file on a new
destination.
Click Add to create the redirect as specified.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/ReDirects
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-redirects.html
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Remote Mysql
You can allow external web servers to access your MySQL databases by adding their domain name
to the list of hosts that are able to access databases on your web site.

1)cPanel -> Databases -> Remote MySQL

To specify remote servers able to access MySQL databases on your server:
1. Type the host’s name or IP address into the Host field.
You may enter a fully qualified domain name (FQDN) or an IP address.
You may use % as a wildcard. For instance, to allow access from all IP addresses beginning with 192.68.0, you can enter 192.68.0.%.
2. Click Add Host.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/RemoteMySQL
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Spam Assassin
SpamAssassin is an email utility that attempts to filter spam by examining incoming email and
testing for spam characteristics. It uses Bayesian spam filtering and network testing to screen
incoming email. This results in an overall score. If an incoming message reaches a predefined
score, the message is discarded.

1)cPanel -> Mail -> Spam Assassin
2)Click “Enable SpamAssassin”
3)Click on “Auto Delete Spam”
This will create a “Generated SpamAssassin Discard Rule” in the Account Level Filtering(cPanel ->
Mail -> Account Level Filtering)
a)By default, under actions, it is set to “Discard”, if you wish for it to redirect.
->Click “Redirect to email”
->Enter the email address to redirect to. For eg. spam@domain.com
->Click on Save
* Do not add additional filters in this Generated SpamAssassin Discard Rule. If you need additional
filter, do create a new filter seperately.
* Do note that the Spam Bar +++++ symbol represent the score level.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/SpamAssassin#Configure
%20_SpamAssassin
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Sub Domain
1)cPanel >> Domains >> Subdomains

In the “Subdomain” field, please select the name of the subdomain which you wish to use, for
example, you might choose “blog”. If you choose blog, then your subdomain will look like
“blog.example.com”.
select the desired domain you wish to create this subdomain for from the drop down menu to the
right of the “Subdomain” field. You may create a subdomain for any addon, parked or subdomain
that already exists in your cPanel.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/SubDomains
https://help.vodien.com/tutorials/cpanel-x3-voice/cpanel-x3-subdomain.html
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User Level Filtering
In this area, you can manage filters for each user. Each user filter is processed after the main
account filters.

1)cpanel > Mail > User level filtering

You can click on the ‘Manage filters’ option and create new filter by clicking ‘create new filter’
option by giving the ‘Filtername’, rules and actions.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/CpanelDocs/UserFiltering
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Virus Scanner
The Quick Security Scan and ClamAV features scan for viruses and security weaknesses. After you
identify a potential security threat, these features will prompt you to take the appropriate action.

1)cPanel -> Advanced -> Virus Scanner

To run a virus scan:
2)Under Start a New Scan, select which directory you want to scan:
Scan Mail: This option scans the mail directory in your account.
Scan Entire Home Directory: This option scans all of the files in your account.
Scan Public Web Space: This option scans the public_html directory in your account.
Scan Public FTP Space: This option scans the public_ftp directory in your account.
3)Click Scan Now.
4)If the virus scan finds any infected files, you can specify what to do with the files:
Disinfect: When this option is selected, ClamAV removes harmful content from the file.
Quarantine: When this option is selected, ClamAV moves the file to a quarantine directory in your home directory.
Destroy: When this option is selected, ClamAV deletes the infected file.
Ignore: When this option is selected, ClamAV leaves the infected file unchanged.
5)To complete the virus scan process, click Process Cleanup.

You can also refer the following url for more details:
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http://docs.cpanel.net/twiki/bin/view/AllDocumentation/WHMDocs/ClamAv
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Check/Change Cpanel Login
To check your username or reset your password, please follow these procedures

1) Login to your billing account
2) From the Menu List, click on “My Products & Services”
3) From the product list, click on the View Details (Green button on the right)
You will be brought to the hosting details page displaying your Username and Password of your
account.
Note: The password shown may not be correct if you have previously changed your password
through your control panel (cpanel)
4) In the Enter New Password field and confirm password field, type in your new preferred
password
5) Click on “Update”

 

 

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