How to Setup cPanel email forwarding for a domain, email address, or multiple email addresses

By Jonathan Griffin. Editor, SEO Consultant, & Developer.

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CPanel email forwarding copies incoming email at one address to a second email address. An example is when you have an email sent to [email protected], but you want to copy it automatically to your primary email account [email protected]

Email Forwarders are useful for many different scenarios:

  • You may have multiple email addresses, but want them forwarded to the one email address you check regularly.
  • You may have used free email services in the past like Hotmail or Gmail, but now don’t use them. You can forward any residual emails to your new email address.
  • You may want to forward all your business emails to a colleague when you are away on holiday. This is especially useful when used in combination with a cPanel Autoresponder.

When configuring your email forwarder, you can either forward all email for your domain or forward all email for a particular email address. You can add multiple forwarders for a domain to cover multiple addresses should you wish.

How to Forward all Email for a Domain in cPanel

This tutorial will show you how to set up an Email Forwarder for all email accounts on the domain, including the default catch-all address.

Unfortunately, you cannot forward the messages to a specific email address. Instead, the emails are forwarded to the default email address, otherwise known as a catch-all email address.

You can find out how to configure the default address here.

Set Up cPanel Email Forwarding for a domain or multiple email addresses

To create email forwarders for specific or multiple email addresses is similarly straightforward.

How to Delete an Email Forwarder in cPanel

You can delete a forwarder at any time for a mail account.

Unfortunately, you are not able to change an existing forwarder, or temporarily disable it. If you wish to change or stop a forwarder, it must be deleted. You can then recreate it as required.