Mailing Lists

CPanel includes a popular mailing list script called Mailman. Mailing lists are an ideal tool for communication between far flung participants and can be about anything you want.

Mailman allows you to set up a mailing list with a large number of configurable options, such as who is on the list, where mailing lists messages are sent, and whether you include welcoming messages to new subscribers.

The Mailman documentation, which is incorporated into its Administration panel, is clear and helpful, and should be referred to for all questions about using the script. The instructions in this section deal with how to set up, modify, and delete a Mailman mailing list from your CPanel.

The Mailman homepage is at the following address for more information: http://www.gnu.org/software/mailman/mailman.html

Note: It is a good idea to be aware of spam and its definition before setting up a mailing list – refer to Blocking email for more information.

To add a mailing list:

  1. Click on the Lists link in the Mail Menu area.

  2. Click on the Add List link.

  3. Enter the name of the mailing list in the List Name field, the password for the list in the Password field, and the domain it is for in the Domain drop-down list.

  4. Click on the Create button button. The list is created in the /usr/local/cpanel/3rdparty/mailman/lists folder.

Add a mailing list

There are many different configurable options available with the Mailman script. This procedure shows you how to open up the Administration panel so that you can modify the script options. Use the Mailman documentation that is included in the Administration panel to answer any specific questions you might have.

To edit a mailing list:

  1. Click on the Lists link in the Mail Menu area.

  2. Click on the Edit button button.

  3. Log in to the mailing list with your password. You are now in the Mailman Administration panel and can adjust options as you require.

Delete a Mailman mailing list when you no longer want the list to be active.

Warning: Deleting the mailing list will delete all archives, current mail, and members email addresses. If you want to keep any of this information, be sure to download or otherwise copy these files before deleting the mailing list. Once the mailing list is deleted the information is unrecoverable.

To delete a mailing list:

  1. Click on the Lists link in the Mail Menu area.

  2. Click on the Delete next to the mailing list that you want to delete.

  3. Click on the Yes button button.