Changing the Plesk Administrator email address

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  • Applies to: All DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: None


In the Plesk Control Panel, you can set your email address for the Plesk Administrator. This address is used for all system-related messages. The address is also stored in the following files on your server, which uses the the popular qmail mail server:

  • /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-mailer-daemon
  • /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-postmaster
  • /var/qmail/alias/.qmail-root


You can edit these files to change the email address as originally configured in Plesk. You can also have multiple entries. Just make sure that each address is on it's own separate line and prefixed with an "&" symbol: