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Mailing Lists

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Set up a Mailing List in Cpanel

cPanel is integrated with the third-party mailman application to create and manage mailing lists. To add a new mailing list, log in to cPanel. In the “Email” section, click the “Mailing Lists” link or icon.

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Enter a “List Name.” This will be the username of the list email address. Since it is an email username, it cannot contain spaces. Just like an email account, you can use letters, numbers, underscores, periods or dashes.

For “Access Type,” choose “Public” or “Private.” Anyone can join a “Public” list. Admins must approve additions to a “Private” list.

Users cannot see a list of the other members of a list. However, administrators can view and manage the user list whether this is public or private.

Click the “Add” button to create the list.

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When the mailing list is created, you will see a success message.

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The list is now up and running. Yes, that’s really all it takes to set up a mailing list in cPanel.

Using the List

In the example above, I created a list called “weekly specials.” The example was a public list, so anyone who sends an email to will join.

New signups receive a confirmation email. Once they confirm, they are added to the list and a welcome email is sent. The welcome email provides a link to a web page where members can manage their settings, unsubscribe, etc.

To post a message to the list, members send an email to

A few other special email addresses and what they do:

  • – by sending a message to this address, a member can request an unsubscription from the list.
  • – This address reaches the list owner and list moderators directly.
  • – This address reaches a mail robot that processes commands to set member subscription options.

Many configuration settings are available. You can read about them  The admin instruction in plain text is also available

Check the documentation for further list configuration instructions.

Managing Your Mailing List

In the “Current Lists” section, click “Public” or “Private” in the “Access” column to change the list type.

Under “Functions,” use “Delete” to delete the list, and “Change Password” to change the list password.

Click the “Delegation” link if you want to add or remove another address on your domain as a mailing list administrator.


Click the “Manage” link, to go to the Mailman list management page

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When you visit the list management page, you’re faced with a lot of options. Remember to check on the documentation to get full details.

The documentation can seem overwhelming, but rest assured that without changing any of the settings, your list is fully functional as soon as it is created.