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This document is for a previous release of cPanel & WHM. To view our latest documentation, visit our Home page.

For cPanel & WHM 11.40

(Home >> Mail >> Mailing Lists)

Overview

Mailing lists allow you to use a single address to send mail to multiple email addresses.

Note

cPanel handles mailing lists with the third-party Mailman application. For additional information, read the Mailman documentation.

Create a Mailing List

cPanel includes an interface that allows you to define a name, password, and domain name for the mailing list.

Warning

Due to the way Mailman handles list ownership, mailing lists cannot be created via the command line. Instead, use this interface to create and manage mailing lists. 

To add a new mailing list:

  1. Enter the mailing list name in the List Name text box.
  2. Select a domain from the Domain menu.
  3. Enter a secure password in the Password text box.
  4. Confirm the password in the Password (Again) text box.
    • If you wish for cPanel to generate a secure password for you, click Password Generator.
  5. Select whether the mailing list will be Public or Private.
  6. Click Add Mailing List to create the new mailing list.

After you create a mailing list with cPanel, you can use the functions below to modify, delete, or change the password.

Current Mailing Lists

This section of the interface displays a list of the mailing lists on the account. You can use the Page buttons to navigate through the list of mailing lists.

To search for a mailing list, enter a keyword in the Search box and click Go.

The following table describes each column in the Current Lists table:

ColumnDescription
List NameThe full email address of the mailing list.
UsageThe amount of disk space that the mailing list uses.
AccessThe level of access that users have to the mailing list. Possible values are:
private — This mailing list has private archives, the administrator must approve subscriptions, and the mailing list is not advertised on the Mailman page.
public — This mailing list has public archives, the subscriptions are open, or the list is advertised on the Mailman page.
AdminA delimited list of email addresses of the mailing list administrators.
FunctionsAdministrative functions for the mailing list (see below).

Manage a mailing list

To manage a mailing list:

  1. In the Current Lists section of the interface, scroll to the name of the mailing list.
    • You can also enter a keyword in the Search box and click Go.
  2. In the Functions column, click the Manage link next to the name of the mailing list.

Note

cPanel will log you in to the mailing list management screen automatically. However, if you go directly to the Mailman URL or prefer to use the email-based management functions, you will need to use the administrator password.

After the Mailman management interface appears, you can define the various configuration options in Mailman.

For more information about available Mailman configuration options, read the Mailman documentation.

Change a mailing list password

You can use the cPanel interface to change the password for a mailing list without the old password. This can be very useful to recover control of your mailing list in the event that you forget or lose the password.

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To change the password for a mailing list:

  1. In the Current Lists section of the interface, scroll to the name of the mailing list.
    • You can also enter a keyword in the Search box and click Go.
  2. In the Functions column, click the Manage link next to the name of the mailing list.
  3. On the following page, enter a secure password in the New Password field.
  4. Confirm the password in the Password (Again) field.
    • If you wish for cPanel to generate a secure password for you, click Password Generator.
  5. Click Change Password to activate the new password.

Delegate a mailing list

You can delegate administrative rights on a mailing list to specified list members. Delegates can approve messages that await approval.

To manage the Delegation settings on a mailing list, search for the name of the mailing list that you wish to manage and click the appropriate Delegation link.

Add delegate

To delegate administrative rights on a mailing list:

  1. Under Available Users, select the email addresses of the users to whom you wish to delegate administrative rights.
  2. Click the right arrow button
  3. Click Save.

Remove delegate

To remove administrative rights from an address on a mailing list:

  1. Under List Administrators, select the email addresses of the users from which you wish to remove administrative rights.
  2. Click the left arrow button.
  3. Click Save.

Delete a mailing list

To delete a mailing list:

  1. In the Current Lists section of the interface, scroll to the name of the mailing list.
    • You can also enter a keyword into the Search box and click Go.
  2. In the Functions column, click the Delete link next to the name in the list.
  3. Confirm that you with to delete the list on the following page.