How to import a list of email addresses using cPanel?

To import a list of e-mail addresses using cpanel, follow these steps:

  1. In the Mail section of the cPanel home screen, click Import Addresses/Forwarders.
  2. Under Step 1, click E-mail Accounts.
  3. Under Step 2, click Browse, and then select the file that you want to use for the import process.
  4. If you are importing a CSV file, click the delimiter that your file uses under Step 3. The delimiter is often, but not always, a comma.
  5. Under Step 3, select the Treat first row as column headers check box if you want cPanel to ignore the first row of data in your file.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Under Step 1, select the correct headers for your data:  
    • Ignore: cPanel ignores the entire column of data.
    • Email: cPanel interprets the column as e-mail addresses or usernames.
    • Password: cPanel interprets the column as passwords for e-mail accounts.
    • Domain: cPanel intreprets the column as the domain.
    • Quota (MB): cPanel interprets the column as the mailbox quota size, in megabytes.
  8. Under Step 2, select the domain for the e-mail accounts.
  9. Click Next.
  10. Review the information to make sure that it is correct, and then click Finish to import the data.
Tip: The import process may take some time if you are importing a lot of email addresses.

Supported file formats

Before you can import e-mail addresses, you must make sure that the information is in a format that cPanel supports. You can use comma-separated values files (commonly referred to as CSV files) or Microsoft Excel spreadsheet (XLS) files to import your data.

- CSV files:
If you use CSV files, cPanel supports the following data fields:
  • E-mail address or username
  • Password
  • Domain
  • Mailbox quota (in megabytes)
Tip: You do not have to use all of these fields. The only required field is the e-mail address (username). If you do not specify passwords, cPanel automatically generates random, strong passwords for you.

- Microsoft Excel files XLS files:
You can also use Microsoft Excel (XLS) files to import e-mail addresses.
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