Login to your cPanel domain account.
Navigate to the Email section and click on Mailing Lists.
Select the domain you wish to add a mailing list too. If you are managing only one domain, this won’t be necessary.
Next, enter a List Name and Password in the appropriate boxes. Make sure to add a strong enough password for your list.
Choose whether to grant Public or Private access to your new mailing list.
In the case of private access, the administrator will be required to approve subscriptions, while the Mailman application will not show the mailing list.
For public access, subscriptions are not moderated, while Mailman displays the mailing list.
Click Add. You should now be able to see your newly created mailing list at the bottom of the page.
How to use Mailing Lists in cPanel
At the bottom of the Mailing lists page, you will see a table view with all created lists. Here you can access a series of important Functions:
- Delete – the delete function allows you to remove the mailing list, along with all its private and public information. This is the first function, which you can find along the same line as the List Name.
- Change Password – allows you to change the password of any given list, without any user approval.
- Manage – as we were stating above, mailing lists in cPanel are managed with the help of the Mailman web application. You can access Mailman by clicking on Manage. We highly recommend that you make yourself acquainted with this interface by reading its documentation first. You can also learn more by watching this helpful video.
- Delegation – this function allows you to assign admin rights to specified list users. Be very careful to whom you delegate rights, as this feature may bring with it certain security risks. In order to access this function, simply click on Delegation and follow steps 1, 2 and 3 from the image below.
In conclusion, mailing lists are a definite must-have in online marketing and a very good way to manage your customer or user base. Fortunately, cPanel and Mailman make the creation and usage of mailing lists pretty straight forward.