The local volunteer fire department wanted to have a feature typically only seen in Microsoft Exchange called Mail-Enabled Distribution Groups, the only problem is that they used cPanel for their cloud email provider instead. So I was tasked with determining if it were possible to create a cPanel email distribution group with similar functionality. To my surprise this is an option and works quite well.
Create a cPanel Email Distribution Group
This tutorial is based on the Go Daddy Pro version of cPanel which is just a skinned version of the standard cPanel control panel.
Login to the cPanel Main Page
Scroll down to the “Email” section and click on “Forwarders”
Click on the “Add Forwarder” button
Here is where decisions have to be made like the vanity name of the cPanel email distribution group can be something like AllStaff or Techs which would go in the “Address to Forward” box. This does not have to be an existing email box as it will be treated as an alias.
In the “Destination” section in the “Forward to Email Address” box type in a list of existing email addresses seperated by commas with no leading or trailing spaces. Click on the “Add Forwarder” to complete the creation process.
It will be easy to see now that the comma seperated list actually was used to create individual rules for each of the existing email addresses. This is a huge time saver in comparison to manually creating each one. This has been tested and verified to work. If your company is using cPanel as your cloud email hosting platform or need help setting up a cPanel email distribution group, then contact us for assistance.