How to use Message Highlighting in Squirrel Mail

SquirrelMail is no longer included in cPanel by default. It reached its end of life in 2013. InMotion Hosting has disabled SquirrelMail from Webmail but you can still install and use it for managing email if needed.



In this tutorial, we will show you how to use message highlighting in SquirrelMail. This can help organize your Inbox by automatically displaying emails in specific colors. In our example, we will create a rule to highlight any email in red that has “SPAM” in the subject line.

Setup Message Highlighting

  1. Log into your Webmail.
  2. webmail squirrelmail highlighting open squirrelmail

    Select the SquirrelMail option.

  3. webmail squirrelmail highlighting squirrelmail options

    Click the Options link.

  4. webmail squirrelmail highlighting squirrelmail message highlighting

    Click the Message Highlighting link.

  5. webmail squirrelmail highlighting add message highlighting rule

    Click the Add link to create a message highlighting rule.

  6. webmail squirrelmail highlighting name highlight rule

    Give the rule a name in the Identifying Name section.

  7. webmail squirrelmail highlighting field option

    Click the drop-down box and choose from the following options: From, To, Cc, To or cc, and Subject. In my example, I am choosing Subject.

  8. webmail squirrelmail highlighting matches rule condition

    In the Matches field, enter the text that you want to trigger the highlight rule. In my example, I am entering: ***SPAM***

  9. webmail squirrelmail highlighting selecting highlight color

    In the Color section choose the color you want to higlight the emails with.

  10. webmail squirrelmail highlighting save changes

    Click the Save Changes button. Now any incoming emails that match your rule will be highlighted automatically.



Congratulations, now you know how to use message highlighting in SquirrelMail!

John-Paul Briones Content Writer II

John-Paul is an Electronics Engineer that spent most of his career in IT. He has been a Technical Writer for InMotion since 2013.

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