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 email@example.com go to firstname.lastname@example.org, you would make email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org to forward to email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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