Softaculous Email Notifications

Application developers keep their programs secure and up-to-date by continually providing updates. These updates can be missed if you are not checking for them. Softaculous has the capability to provide email reminders for any application that it installs. We will show how to enable, disable and change the email address used for these notifications in the following tutorial.

Why should I update my website application?

If you use any type of computer, you are aware that updates are a part of life with both the hardware and software sides of your device. The same is true of your website software. Updates are important because they include security patches, bug fixes, and updated features. You should keep up with all updates if only for the security patches so that your data remains safe from possible exploits.

Editing an Existing Softaculous Installation Update Notification Setting

  1. Login to the cPanel
  2. Go to Software/Services and click on the Softaculous icon
  3. Go to the top menu when Softaculous opens and click on Application Installs to see a list of your installed programs
  4. Edit Details icon

    Click on the Edit Details icon (resembling a pencil on a pad of paper) to see your Installation Details

  5. Enable/Disable Update notifications

    In order to disable the Update Notifications, you would need to click on the check box next to the line that is labeled Disable Update Notifications. By default, Update Notifications are enabled

  6. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click Edit Installation Details to save your changes

Email Settings: Modifying the Email Notification Address

The email notification address is the email address used by Softaculous for any notification email that is sent. Occasionally, this email address may need to change.

  1. Login to the cPanel
  2. Go to Software/Services and click on the Softaculous icon
  3. Click on Email Settings in the Softaculous menu bar at the top of the screen
  4. Click on the field to edit the email address used for email notifications
  5. Click on the Edit Email Settings button at the bottom of the page in order to save you changes

Five Other Email Notifications from Softaculous

The Email Settings section of Softaculous includes the settings for five other email notifications beyond the update notification. These notifications are described in the tutorial below. The email addressed used for all of the email notifications can be modified in this section. You can also use this interface to Disable All Update Notifications. As the title implies, it allows you to disable all UPDATE email notifications for all of your installations using just one check box.

  1. Login to the cPanel
  2. Go to Software/Services and click on the Softaculous icon
  3. Click on Email Settings in the Softaculous menu bar at the top of the screen
  4. Click on the field to edit the email address used for email notifications
  5. The following table describes the five other email notifications available through Softaculous:

    Email Notification Description
    Installation Emails Email contains setup details when a new software is installed using Softaculous
    Remove Installations Email is sent when a software is uninstalled using Softaculous
    Edit Installations An email is sent whenever the details of an installation are modified
    Backup Emails An email is sent with backup details when you backup any installation with Softaculous
    Clone Emails An email is sent containing installation details when you clone an installation with Softaculous

    Click on the checkbox to choose the notification email you wish to enable

  6. When you have selected the email notifications you want to use, click on Edit Email Settings, to save your selections

How to Disable ALL Email Notifications sent by Softaculous

There may be a time when you need to stop all email notifications provided by Softaculous. This option is provided in the Email Settings through a single checkbox.

  1. Login to the cPanel
  2. Go to Software/Services and click on the Softaculous icon
  3. Click on Email Settings in the Softaculous menu bar at the top of the screen
  4. Scroll down until you get the line that reads Disable All Update Notifications. As per the description, if you click on the checkbox it will disable ALL of the email notifications for all installations made by Softaculous. Click on the checkbox to disable the notifications. If the box is checked and you want to enable the notifications, then click on the check box to remove the check mark
  5. Once you have completed making your selection, click on the Edit Email Settings button to save your setting
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