How to Create an Email List in the Horde Webmail Client

Horde is one of the three webmail clients available to subscribers of InMotion Hosting accounts. Horde gives you the option to create multiple address books, but it’s not immediately obvious on how to create email lists that allow you to send a single email to multiple people. The following tutorial walks you through the steps of creating an email list in the Horde client.

Steps to create Email list

  1. Login to webmailLogin to the Horde Webmail client
  2. Add email contactsBefore you can create the list, all the emails that you want to include in the list must be added to an address book in Horde. Click on Address book to open the drop-down menu. Click on New Contact in order to add contacts to an address book.
  3. Select the Address book in the drop-down menuWhen you have completed adding the addresses to your Address book, click on Address Book again, and then click on Address Book in the drop down menu.
  4. click on menu itemYou will see a menu list about the contacts and a drop down menu labeled “to a Contact list”. Click on this drop down menu.
  5. Add new contact list to address bookIn the drop down menu you’ll see an option that says “Create a new contact list in:” and you’ll be able to select an address book. If you have multiple address books, then you’ll see them listed here. Make sure you choose the one with all of your contacts. Select your address book, if necessary.
  6. Add contacts to list clicking on check boxesThe menu above the listed users will now show the Address Book name. Click on check boxes for the users that you want in the list.
  7. Name the new email listOnce you have finished selecting the users in your list, click on the ADD button in the menu line (next to the address book name). This will open up a pop-up window that says, “The page at says: Please name the contact list:”. Type in a name for your contact list in the blank, then click on OK to create it.
  8. Select list when composing emailThat completes the creation of your email list! When the list is created, you will be able to call it up by typing the name of the list in the To: field of the email.
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6 thoughts on “How to Create an Email List in the Horde Webmail Client

    1. When I tested this, you can begin typing the user’s name in the “To” field then select them, but I am not able to select them when typing their name in the “Subject” or “Body” of the email.

  1. It is helpful to know how to create a list, but how do I maintain the list? There is not delete list. Now I have 15 obsolete lists, and not way of purging them.

    1. Hello Walter – Apologies for the confusion. Unfortunately, they deprecated Horde, so it will no longer be included in future versions of cPanel as a webmail option. HOWEVER, to answer your question, there is a way to delete the created contact lists. You have to edit the address book (as though you’re adding a new contact). You will see the lists AND contacts listed by name. You can then select either lists or contact lists and then delete them with the menu option (above the list). I tested this myself with Horde (5.2.22) and I was able to delete lists and contacts that I had added in an address book. If you have any further questions or comments, please let us know.

  2. Thanks for providing that information. Next question: When using and sending a Contact List, for example “Management Team”, I assume I am the only one that sees the term Management Team. How do I send an email so my receipients will also see the term  “Management Team” instead of the individual email addresses?


    1. I’m glad we could help you with that information.

      I am not aware of a method for controlling how emails are displayed on the recipients’ computers. I believe this is dependent upon the mail client they are using to read the email and the settings they have configured.

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