If you want to have an email account inaccessible without deleting it, you can suspend it and later on unsuspend the account. Learn how to suspend and unsuspend email account through the cPanel by following the instructions below.
(Note: Email address and server host names in the images and notes below are only examples.)
Suspend and Unsuspend Email Account
Step 1. Log in to the cPanel.
Step 2. Under Email panel click on Email Accounts.
Step 3. Email Accounts tab, look for the email address you want to suspend.
Step 4. Click Manage Suspension.
Step 5. Tick “Suspend” of any of the following:
- Login – this only allows incoming emails but blocks login to email account or sending out emails
- Receive – blocks receiving emails but allow sending out emails
- Send – blocks sending out emails but allow receiving emails
Step 6. Click Save.
If incoming mail is suspended, anyone trying to send an email to the related account will receive a bounce-back email stating that it has been suspended:
This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
host mail.testdomain.com [111.222.333.444]
SMTP error from remote mail server after RCPT TO:<firstname.lastname@example.org>:
550 Mail to email@example.com has been suspended
Reporting-MTA: dns; server.vodien.com
Remote-MTA: dns; mail.testdomain.com
Diagnostic-Code: smtp; 550 Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org has been suspended
If you wish to reverse the process and make the email account work again, use the same steps and select the “Allow” option.
If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our support team.