A catch-all mailbox is one that collects all the emails sent to inactive email addresses. For example, if your address is [email protected], but somebody miswrites it and sends an email message to [email protected], it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have configured. Only one mailbox per domain name can have this feature enabled and in this way you’ll never miss emails because the other party has an out-of-date email address or has made a spelling mistake. The negative aspect of setting up a catch-all mailbox is that you may start receiving lots of unsolicited email messages, but this problem can be resolved using anti-spam protection software. It’s also important to keep in mind that a mailbox with an enabled catch-all feature cannot forward inbound emails to a 3rd-party email address.

Catch-all Emails in Shared Website Hosting

If you’ve got a Linux shared website hosting plan with our company and you would like to enable the catch-all option for a particular mailbox that you have in the hosting account, it’ll take literally just one click of the mouse in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to accomplish this. A catch-all button is available on the right side of each email address that you have created under any domain name hosted in your account. You can pick one email address per domain by clicking on the respective button. This will activate the feature instantly, so all emails sent to misspelled email addresses will be re-sent there. Clicking the button for a second time will turn off the catch-all feature. In case you’ve got activated email forwarding, our system will show a cautionary note and you will not be able to activate the catch-all feature unless you deactivate the forwarding or you can simply select some other mailbox to be the catch-all one.

Catch-all Emails in Semi-dedicated Servers

A catch-all email address can be configured with a couple of clicks if you have a semi-dedicated plan with our company. The hosting account will be managed through our custom-created Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to set up email addresses with any domain registered there. To enable the catch-all functionality for a specific mailbox, you will need to click on the button with the same name, which will be to the right of each email address. Deactivating this feature can be accomplished in the very same manner and will not require more than one click either. In case a catch-all mailbox has already been enabled for a given domain name, you will get a notification. The same is valid if the mailbox that you wish to be a catch-all one has email forwarding activated, as our system will never alter or disable any feature automatically.