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This feature allows you to use two types of file to create multiple email addresses or forwarders for your account simultaneously. You may use Excel spreadsheet files (.xls) or comma-separated values sheet (CSV) files (.csv) to import the data.

How to create the import file

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

You may import the following information for each address or forwarder:

  • Usernames
    • For example, user1 or
    • You are not required to include the domain portion of the address (for example,
  • Passwords, if you wish to import email addresses.
  • Quotas
    • For example, 10 stands for 10 Megabytes.

.csv file is a plain text file that has been given the .csv extension. When you use a .csv file, you will need to separate your email addresses and passwords consistently. You can use commas (,), periods (.), or any other character (delimiter) to separate the information that will be imported for each account.

A sample .csv file might contain the following lines:



3, Password, 10, Password, 10, Password, 10

Note: You do not have to use a comma (,) as your delimiter.

Import the file

After the file contains all of the information for each account that you wish to create, import that file to create the accounts. cPanel will use the information in the file to create all of the accounts automatically. To import the file, perform the following steps:

  1. In Step 1, select whether you wish to import E-mail Accounts or Forwarders.
  2. In Step 2, click Choose File to select the file that you wish to import.
  3. In Step 3, select the delimiter that you used in your file.
    • If you used a delimiter that does not appear in the list, select Other and enter that character in the text box to the right.
  4. Click Treat first row as column headers if you placed column headers in the first row of the file.
  5. Click Next.
  6. 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, use the menus above each value to assign account to Emailpassword to Password, and domain to Domain.
    • Select Ignore for any columns that contain unnecessary data.
  7. From the Step 2 menu, select the domain you wish to use for these accounts.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Review the information and click Finish.

You can click Import More to return to the first screen of this interface and import additional addresses.

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