Mail “forwarders” are useful in situations such as these:
- You want mail bound for a domain address to go to another account on another system. For example, you want mail for email@example.com to end up at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You want to create an “alias” for an existing email account. For example, you may want mail bound for email@example.com to end up in the firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox. Using Forwarders in this way sidesteps the need to create another email account on the server and in your mail client.
- You want all mail bound for one domain to end up at an equivalent address on another domain (though this is better accomplished through the “Domain Forwarders” feature — see below).
If you control the master account, you can control forwarders for all email addresses on all domains under your account. Log into cPanel, select Mail Management | Alias/Forwarding, then “Add Forwarder.” Enter the address on your domain you want forwarded, select the domain from the picklist (if you control multiple domains), and enter the full destination email address. Click “Add Forwarder” and you’re done.
If you’re an email-only user, log in to your Webmail, click “Forwarding Options” at the bottom of the screen, enter a destination address for forwarding, and click “Add Forwarder.”
Mail Forwarding for Parked Domains
If you control multiple domains — e.g. domain1.com and domain2.com — you may consider domain1.com to be your primary, and set up all of your email accounts on that domain. But there’s a chance someone might write to email@example.com. You don’t need to create equivalent email accounts on domain2.com — instead, set up a Domain Forwarder, so that mail to firstname.lastname@example.org ends up in the mailbox for email@example.com. Log into cPanel, click Mail Management | E-Mail Domain Forwarders, then Add. Select the From domain from the picklist, and enter the destination domain in the text field.