Create a Mailing List in Plesk


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  • Applies to: DV 4.0
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access
  • Applies to: DV
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access

Overview

A mailing list is a group email address with a number of subscribed users. Mailing lists are used for sending email messages to multiple recipients at once. Email messages sent to the subscribers can include anything from plain text to colorful newsletters and promotions with embedded images and links, and attached multimedia presentation materials.

This article will show you how to set up and manage mail groups using the Plesk Control Panel. A mail group simply allows you to create one email address, which can then be used to forward mail to multiple email users on the same domain.

Instructions

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The following uses the domain dv-example.com as an example. Be sure to replace this domain with yours.

Set Up Mailing List Server

  1. First, let's set up your mailing list server. Log into your Plesk Control Panel.


    The Plesk Control Panel.

  2. Click the Server tab.

  3. Click on Set Up Mailing Lists Server.

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    If this option is not available, this means that the Mailing Lists Server has already been configured. Skip down to Create the Mailing List.

  4. Enter your information and click OK.

    • Mailing list administrator's email: Enter the email address for your mailing list manager.
    • New password: This is not the password for your email account. This is the password to manage the mailing list. Be sure to use a strong password.
    • Confirm password: Enter the password again.
  5. You will receive a confirmation message that the mailing list server has been set up.

Create the Mailing List

  1. Click the Mail tab.

  2. Click on Mailing Lists.

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  3. Click on Create Mailing List.


    Creating a new mailing list will automatically turn on the mailing list server.

  4. Complete the form and click OK to save your list.

Subscribe or Unsubscribe Users

  1. Click Mail.
  2. Click the Mailing Lists tab.
  3. Click the mailing list address. Do any of the following.
    • To subscribe users to the mailing list, type their email addresses into the Subscribers field, one address per line.
    • To unsubscribe users, remove their addresses from the Subscribers field.
  4. Click OK.

Set Up Mailing List Server

  1. If you are in the Service Provider view (you have a left nav), complete the following.
    • Click Domains.
    • Next to the appropriate Domain Name, click Open in Control Panel.
      mailing_list_domains
    • Next to the appropriate Domain Name, click Hosting Settings.
      mailing_list_hosting_settings
  2. If you are in the Power User view, the Control Panel is open.
    • On the Server tab, click Set Up Mailing Lists Server.
      mailing_list_set_up_server

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      If this option is not available, this means that the Mailing Lists Server has already been configured. Skip down to Create the Mailing List.

    • Enter your information and click OK.
      mailing_list_configure
      • Mailing list administrator's email: Enter the email address for your mailing list manager.
      • New password: This is not the password for your email account. This is the password to manage the mailing list. Be sure to use a strong password.
      • Confirm password: Enter the password again.
    • You will receive a confirmation message that the mailing list server has been set up..
      mailing_list_confirmation

Create the Mailing List

  1. Click the Mail tab.
    mailing_list_mail_tab
  2. Click on Mailing Lists.
    mailing_list_mailing_lists
  3. Click on Create Mailing List.
    mailing_list_create
    Creating a new mailing list will automatically turn on the mailing list server.
  4. Complete the form and click OK to save your list.
    mailing_list_create_details
  5. The mailing list is created and displayed in a list.
    mailing_list_success

Subscribe or Unsubscribe Users

  1. Click Mail.
  2. Click the Mailing Lists tab.
  3. Click the mailing list address. Do any of the following.
    • To subscribe users to the mailing list, type their email addresses into the Subscribers field, one address per line.
    • To unsubscribe users, remove their addresses from the Subscribers field.
  4. Click OK.

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