Knowledgebase: Email
Creating an E-Mail Forwarder
Posted by Administrator on 20 September 2005 09:17 PM
An E-mail forwarder is simply a special E-mail address that points to another E-mail address.

For example, if your domain is yourdomain.com and you would like all E-mail that goes to bob@yourdomain.com go to bsmith@yourdomain.com, you would make bob@yourdomain.com an E-mail Forwarder.



You can create E-mail Forwarders in cPanel. Follow the steps outlined below to create an E-mail Forwarder:

Step 1: Log into cPanel.

To log into cPanel, you should go to http://www.yourdomain.com/cpanel/ (where www.yourdomain.com is replaced by your account domain name).

Step 2: Locate and click on the Mail link on the main screen upon login.

You will see this link after logging in (usually on the top row).

Step 3: Click on the Forwarders link in the Mail Menu.

This is usally located towards the bottom-half of the Mail Menu.

Step 4: Click on the Add Forwarder link located towards the bottom of the screen.

You will be taken to a form in which you will enter information about the E-mail address that will be a forwarder.

Step 5: Complete the Add a new Forwarder form.

There are two fields that you must complete. In the first field, enter the username of the e-mail address that will be the forwarder. For example, if you would like bob@yourdomain.com to forward to bob@anotherdomain.com, you would put bob in this field.

In the second field, you should put the destination E-mail address. According to the example above, you would put bob@anotherdomain.com in this field.

Step 6: Press the Add Forwarder button to create the E-mail forwarder.

Now, you can test the forwarder by sending an e-mail to the forwarder and see if the destination e-mail address receives the message.

Tip: An e-mail address can be both a forwarder and an individual mailbox. So, if you would like to have an E-mail address that you can check individually but have a copy sent to another e-mail address, you can do this by setting up an E-mail Forwarder as well


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