What is an Email Forwarder?
An Email Forwarder is a feature in cPanel and Webmail that enables you to send(forward) a copy of an email from the receiving email address to another email address automatically.
This becomes handy when you have multiple email addresses. You can redirect all email received on different email addresses to a single email account so that you’ll not have to log into each account to read your email messages.
In cPanel, you can create two types of email forwarders: Email Account Forwarders and Domain Forwarders.
Email Account Forwarders are normally assigned as a single forwarder for each email account. cPanel allows you to create multiple email forwarders, but you have to configure your email forwarders individually.
Global Email Filters are based on a domain name. Creating a Domain Forwarder copies all emails to the domain specified. This option overrides the existing domain setting for email accounts. If you create a domain forwarder for domainX.com to forward to domainY.com, any email for domainX.com will automatically be copied to domainY.com. Make sure you have created respective email accounts.
In this guide we will take you through the right steps to follow in order to set up an email forwarder both in cPanel and Webmail.
Creating an Email Forwarder in cPanel.
- Log into cPanel.
- Click on Forwarders under Mail section.
- Forwarders page will open. On this page, click on Add Forwarder.
- On the Fowarders page, fill the section as shown below.
Address Section: In this section, you should input the email address username. Address to forward: Select the required domain from the drop down.
Destination: In this field, type the full email address that should receive forwarded emails.
- Clikc on Add Forwarder to finish.
Creating a Forwarder in Webmail
- Log into Webmail.
- At the top-right corner, click on your username. A drop down menu will appear.
- Click on Add Forwarder.
- Specify the destination email address under Destination section.
- Click on Add Forwarder Button to finish.