How to add email accounts from command line

DirectAdmin offers a script that will create an email account for a specific domain from the command line. This can be useful if you want to add many users. The script path is:


Info on the script usage:

[root@web ~]# /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/
   /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/ <user> <domain> '<cryptedpass>' <plaintext> <quota>

Variables <user> <domain> '<cryptedpass>' and <plaintext> are MANDATORY.
If plaintext is set to 1, then it can be a raw password
Else, set plaintext to 0 to use the provided crypted pass.
quota, in bytes. Use 0 for unlimited (default is 0)

The domain must already exist under a DA account
[root@web ~]#

The command to use is:

/usr/local/directadmin/scripts/ USER DOMAIN PASSWORD 1 QUOTA

The quota value must be set in bytes. If you prefer to set the quota in MB, use $((QUOTA_IN_MB*1024*1024)) in the command. For a 50MB quota, use $((50*1024*1024)).

For example, for creating the email account with 50MB quota, and ‘password123‘, use:

cd /usr/local/directadmin/scripts/
sh user1 password123 1 $((50*1024*1024))

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