After creating some email accounts with x10Hosting, you may want to start forwarding the received emails to your main email account. This way you don’t miss any important emails for any email accounts you do not check daily. With this blog post, we’ll go over setting up email forwarders for your email addresses from your web hosting account.
Setting up an Email Forwarder
Setting up Email Forwarding is made easy with cPanel. All you will need is the two email addresses you would like to use. To set up forwarding, please make sure you have at least one email account created on your cPanel account. You will be able to forward an email account to any email address, even if it is not set up with your cPanel account. After logging into your cPanel account, you’ll be able to access your forwarders under Mail > Forwarders.
Here you’ll be able to see any existing forwarders you may have set up. You will also be able to delete any email forwarders that you may have created here, by simply clicking “delete” under the Functions column. There are two types of email forwarding you can create from here, the top section is for forwarding a single email address. Whereas, below that you’ll be able to create a rule for forwarding all emails for a single domain. To create a new forwarder for a single email address, click the add forwarder button below the list of existing forwarders.
On the following page, you will fill out the information for your new email forwarder:
- Address to forward: You will be able to choose any email address for any of your domains that you have added to your web hosting account. Select the domain from the drop down menu, and fill out the name of the email account.
- Desination: You can choose to either forward to an email address, or discard and send an error. If you’re looking to forward to your own email address, simply type in the address in the blank field.
Once you’ve filled out the information you’d like to use for your email forwarder, click on Add Forwarder at the bottom of the table. Now you’ve created your first email forwarder! Any emails that come in will now be forwarded to your main email address, ready for you to read as soon as they come in.
If you want to create forwarders for other email accounts, just follow the process again for each email account. You can also try setting up a rule for forwarding all emails for a single domain. Be sure you are following our Facebook and Twitter pages to stay up to date with the latest in webmaster tips, updates for web software, everything x10Hosting, and more!