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How to Use Email Address Importer in cPanel?

cPanel is full of useful features that help to simplify website and server management, one of these useful features is the Email Address Importer.

You can use Address Importer to create multiple E-mail accounts using the CSV file (.csv) or Excel spreadsheet (.xls).

The Email address importer is a feature that allows you to create multiple Email accounts or Email forwarders simply by uploading a file containing all the addresses. This makes the process easier than adding each address by hand.

How to use Email Address Importer in cPanel?

  • Login to your cPanel account.
  • Navigate to the Email section and select Address Importer.

  • Select whether to import E-mail Accounts or Forwarders.

Email Addresses: this is a txt file with three column headers that correspond to the variables required by the Address Importer.

Here is how the input file looks like:

How to use Email Address Importer in cPanel?
How to use Email Address Importer in cPanel?

In order to convert a .txt file into .csv or .xls, you can simply rename the file’s extension from .txt to .csv or to .xls. It will automatically convert into that file type.

Forwarders: By selecting the Forwarders option, you will be required to upload a file with only two types of information columns: source and target. If you have already pre-formatted your .csv or .xls file beforehand, that’s great. Otherwise, you will be allowed to select the table headers on the next step.

Here is a file example:

Click on Browse and upload the file containing your addresses.

In the next step, you need to select the type of separator you have used to separate the information in your file.

You can also check the “Treat the first row as column headers” box if you already know which parameters the Address Importer expects. If you uncheck this box, you will be able to assign the table headers manually, so that the address importer knows what type of information it is reading.

Now, click Next to be redirected to one of two pages, depending on your choice:

E-mail Accounts:


Click again on Next if everything looks good and then on Finish to add the Email addresses as domain accounts or forwarders.

In order to see the newly created Email accounts, navigate to the Email Accounts section from the cPanel home page.

To view the newly created forwarders, simply navigate to the Forwarders section from your cPanel dashboard.

That’s all.


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