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Email Forwarding

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highpower
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2013-03-22 11:29 am EST

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Hi Inmotion...I was wondering...if I forward an email box to another, will the email be stored in both the forwarded box and the original email box?

Please respond to ********@yahoo.com as email accounts are not setup on Inmotion yet.

Thank you!

Dan DeMerchant
Highpower Security Products LLC

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jamesr
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2013-03-22 11:49 am EST
<p>Thank you for your question highpower!</p><p>Yes! both email accounts will receive the email be cause its forwarded as a copy. When the fist email is reached, the email is stored in that inbox. Then the server sends a copy to the forwarded email address. If you do not want both copies you can do one of the following.</p><p><strong>Using <em>POP</em> or <em>IMAP</em> for at a third party like Google</strong><br />If you want you email delivered to another email address like Google, you can set up the <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/email/general-information/configure-gmail-to-access-email" target="_blank" title="Click here for setting up Google SMTP">SMTP connection at Google</a> instead of using a forwarder.</p><p><strong>Changing DNS for a third party like Google APPs</strong><br />If you want email routed to another provider and you want to use the email for your domain, you can point the <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/cpanel/cpanel-email/modfying-mx-records" target="_blank" title="Click here to learn about Google Apps MX records">MX records to a 3rd party like Google</a>.</p><p>Otherwise, the <a href="http://www.inmotionhosting.com/support/edu/cpanel/cpanel-email/creating-an-email-forwarder-in-cpanel" target="_blank" title="Click here for creating email forwarders in cPanel">forwarding in cPanel</a> will make a copy and maintain the emails in both email accounts.</p><p>Best regards,<br />James R </p>

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