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Create a group email list in Roundcube

An email list enables you to send the same message to a group of people. For example, you might want to send messages to a list of family members, club members, or a social group.

If you’ve changed host and were using the webmail package on your host’s server rather than a local application like Outlook or Thunderbird, you will need to recreate your lists in the webmail application provided by your new host.

With our hosting packages you can choose one of three webmail applications (Horde, Roundcube, and SquirrelMail). The instructions in this article are for the Roundcube application.

To create a group email list in Roundcube, do the following:

  1. Login to your webmail account.

    You can access webmail by typing your domain name followed by /webmail, for example, www.yourdomain.com/webmail.

  2. Open your address book.

    Click the Contacts button, which is located at the top right of the screen underneath your account name.
    A screen shot of the Roundcube Address Book showing the Groups and Contacts lists

  3. Create a new group

    Click the + symbol at the bottom of the Group column.
    Give your new group a name, then click Save.
    Screen shot of the field to give your new group a name.

  4. Add your existing contacts to the group.

    To add a contact that is already in your address book, click on Personal Addresses and drag the name of the person over to the group list name.
    If you need to add a contact not listed in your address book, see Step 5 below.Screen shot showing the screen to add contacts to the group

  5. Add your new contacts to the group.

    Click on the group name to make sure it is selected (in the example below, the group name is My Group List).
    Click the + symbol at the bottom of the My Group List box, fill out the form with the new contact’s details, then click Save.
    Repeat until all the new contacts are added.

With all your contacts added, you’re ready to send an email to the group.

Note: When you click the group name, all the email addresses will be visible in the To box of the email you are sending. It is a good idea to use the BCC box for group emails like this, as this protects the email addresses of everyone in the group.

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