Setting up an Email Forwarder
Email forwarding is a way to send an email that is delivered to one email address to a different email address.
What are Email Forwarders?
Email forwarders allow you to send a copy of an email from one email address to another email address automatically. If you have multiple email addresses for your business one good use for email forwarders is to have all the messages forward to one account. So if you have email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com email addresses all of them can be sent to one account such as firstname.lastname@example.org. That way, you will no longer have to check all the email accounts. You will only need to check the email@example.com account. Setting up email forwarders can be done through cPanel or through your webmail login page:
Creating a forwarder in cPanel
- Log into the cPanel.
- Navigate to the Mail > Forwarders section.
- On the forwarders page, click Add Forwarder.
- On the Add a New Forwarder page, Fill in the following sections
Address: Type the email address username in the Address to Forward: and select the domain from the drop box the user name is for.
Destination: Type the full email address that you want to forwarder emails to in the text box.
Click Add Forwarder.
Now the Add a New Forwarder page should show:
All email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org will now be copied to email@example.com.
Note! You can add multiple email addresses to your forwarder separated by commas to set a forwarder for multiple email addresses at once. Like the following:
Congratulations, the email forwarder was created in the cPanel mail forwarders. Now when going to the Email Account Forwarders page, the forwarder will show up on the list. Now let's see how we can set up a forwarder through Webmail.
Creating a forwarder through Webmail
- Start by logging into webmail. Remember, you can log into webmail by visiting your-domain.com/webmail. Also be sure to use the full email address as the username and the password associated with the email account you are logging into.
- Now, you will need to verify you are logged into the correct email address and click "Forwarding Options"
- This screen shows you currently have no forwarders set up. Click the "Add Forwarder" button
- Fill in the field with the address to forward to and click "add forwarder"
- Now, go back to "forwarding options" and verify that your forwarder is set up properly!
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2014-08-15 10:28 am
I set up a forwarder last night. It's a very simple process, but the emails are not forwarding. I forwarded an inmotion hosting email to a gmail account. Is there something I need to do to the gmail account or something?? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
2014-08-15 10:55 am
Thank you for your question. First, make sure you are sending your test message from an outside address, because it will not forward back to the originating address.
For example, if you are forwarding - From: firstname.lastname@example.org
When you email email@example.com from firstname.lastname@example.org, it will not forward back to email@example.com.
We are happy to help, but will need some additional information, such as the email address that is having a problem?
Is your email functioning successfully, aside from the forwarder?
If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
2014-09-04 5:04 pm
Email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org was not received or forwarded. It was sent from an outside (hotmail) email address.
2014-09-04 6:17 pm
Sorry to hear that you're having problems with email. I just checked your email log and I ran a search to see if any Hotmail emails were NOT being forwarded for that particular forwarder. There is no record of the email being blocked. If you want particulars of the log, please submit an email request to our live technical support team. The support center posts are open to the public, so we try not to post any private information on these replies. When you work with the live support team, your communications are private.
Apologies that I could find nothing specific to your problem . There were many emails sent from Hotmail which definitely made it through, so if you're looking for a specific one, you would need to provide specific information.
2014-12-01 8:39 pm
I have a question about email forwarders. I have created a number of email forwarders for my inmotion domain and they are all working properly. However, I am confused on what happens if I create forwarders for email addresses I have not created accounts for. Basically none of my employees have emails for my domain that we can log into or swap aliases with (used to swap between their in motion domain emails and the emails that the forwardings are going to.) I'm just wondering if I now need to go back and create individual emails in my cPanel for each forward from that I created. Sorry for the confusing email.
2014-12-01 9:20 pm
If you create a forwarder for an email address that does not exist, the receiving email address will still get emails forwarded to it. Creating forwarders for email addresses that do exist work the same way, except you may need to return to the email address that does the forwarding every once in a while to delete the emails since it always stores a copy there.
2014-12-01 10:21 pm
My problem is that I have no access to the email addresses being forwared from. They were never created before the message forwarding was done. I have no way to log on to them.
2014-12-02 9:26 am
You will only need to log into those email accounts if you have previously created them. Otherwise, messages are simply forwarded to the other email accounts and are not kept on the server.