Using the Address Importer in cPanel

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Updated: January 19, 2023
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
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The Address Import Tool allows you to use two types of files to simultaneously create multiple email addresses or email Redirects. This is a very useful option to avoid doing it manually through the Email Accounts tool.

The Address Importer interface allows you to use two types of files to create multiple email addresses or Forwarders for your account simultaneously. You may use Microsoft Excel spreadsheet files (.xls) or comma-separated values sheet (CSV) files (.csv) to import data.

Create the import file

To create the import file, add a series of email addresses and passwords to your spreadsheet or plain text file. For each account forwarder, use a separate row in the spreadsheet or a new line in the plain text file to separate the information for each account or forwarder.

Import the following information for each address or forwarder:

Usernames (for example, name1 or name@rshweb.com).

The interface does not require the domain name portion of the address (for example, @rshweb.com).

Passwords (to import email addresses).

Quotas (for example, 10 indicates 10 megabytes).

A .csv file is a plain text file with the .csv extension. When you use a .csv file, separate your email addresses and passwords consistently. Use commas (,), periods (.), or any other character (delimiter), to separate the information that you wish to import for each account.

Your .csv file will resemble the following example:

name1@rshweb.com, Password, 10
name2@rshweb.com, Password, 10
name3@rshweb.com, Password, 10

Import the file

Import the file to create the accounts. cPanel uses the information in the file to create all of the accounts automatically.

To import the file, perform the following steps:

1) Select E-mail Accounts or Forwarders.
2) Click Choose File to select the file to import.
3) Select the character that you used as the delimiter. If you used a delimiter that does not appear in the list, select Other and enter that character in the Other text box.
4) Select "Treat first row as column headers" if you placed column headers in the first row of the file.

Click Next.

Use the menus above each column of values to assign the properties of each delimited value.

For example, if you chose to use a comma as the delimiter, and input the line account, password, domain name, use the menus above each value to assign account to Email, password to Password, and domain to domain name.

Select Ignore for columns that contain unnecessary data.

From the domain name menu at the bottom of the interface, select the domain to use for these accounts.

Click Next.

Address Importer

Click Finish.

Click Import More to return to the first screen of this interface and import additional addresses.

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