Email forwarding redirects incoming messages from one email address to a different email address. In this guide we show you how to setup Email Forwarders in your both your cPanel and Webmail. After that we take you through how to forward all email messages for a domain.
What are Email Forwarders?
If you have multiple email addresses for your business, it’s a good practice to forward all email messages to one account. So if you have firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org email addresses, all of them can be sent to one account such as email@example.com. Setting up email forwarders can be done through cPanel or through your Webmail login page.
cPanel allows you to create two types of email forwarders: Email Account Forwarders and Domain Forwarders.
Email Account Forwarders are assigned as one forwarder per email account. You can create multiple forwarders, but you have to do them individually.
Global Email Filters are based on a domain name. When you create a Domain Forwarder, it sends all email to the domain that you specify. Be cautious with this option as it overrides the existing domain setting for email accounts, however. For example, if you create a domain forwarder for domain1.com to forward to domain2.com, any email for domain1.com will automatically go to domain2.com. Corresponding email accounts must exist in order for email to be delivered – they’re not automatically created for you.
Catch-All emails are not permitted on shared server accounts. They can only be turned on for VPS or Dedicated server accounts.
(Don’t have either of those? Check out VPS Hosting. It’s a great option for those people looking for simple, reliable, and fast web hosting.)
Creating a Forwarder in cPanel
Congratulations, the email forwarder was created in the cPanel mail forwarders. Now when going to the Email Account Forwarders page, the forwarder will show up on the list.
Creating a Forwarder in Webmail
Forward All Email for a Domain
Congratulations! You now know how to set up email forwarders!