This feature allows you to configure an existing email address to forward incoming emails to another email address. This is useful if, for example, you want to use one email address to check emails addressed to multiple accounts. There are two types of forwarding that you can set Forwarder and Domain Forwarder. We will be going over both options bellow.
Any email sent through a forwarder will be processed through our mail server and be subjected to our out bound email filter. To avoid this from happening we recommend setting up at fetcher on the email account your want to receive the mail. For more information on how to set up a fetcher please click on this link.
To start the creation of a new email forwarder first click on "Forwarders" icon that can be found under the email section of cPanel.
The page that loads up will display all existing forwarders and gives you two options to create new ones.
On the page that loads up when you click on "Add Forwarder", enter the email address that you want to to set up the forwarder. The email address you choose has to be an existing email account. Next, enter the email address where you want the email to be forwarded. Finally click on "Add Forwarder" button to create it.
Once your forwarder is setup, you have the ability to view and delete the forwarders in the table below.
Domain forwarders redirect incoming email for invalid addresses to another domain. The Forward All Email for a Domain table lists all of the domain forwarders for your account.
Keep in mind that domain forwarders only forward email when the system cannot deliver it to an address or autoresponder. For example, if you create a domain forwarder from the example.com domain to the example1.com domain and someone sends an email to the email@example.com address, the following actions will occur:
If a firstname.lastname@example.org address or autoresponder exists, the system will not forward the email.
If a email@example.com address or autoresponder does not exist, the system will forward the email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Domain forwarders override the settings in cPanel’s Default Address interface (cPanel >> Home >> Email >> Default Address).
The domain does not retain a copy of domain forwarded mail.
Once setup, you can view your email forwarders and "all email" forwarders at the bottom of the page.