A catch-all email mailbox is one that gathers all the email messages sent to nonexistent addresses. For example, if your email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, but someone misspells it and sends a message to email@example.com, it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have configured. Just one mailbox per domain can have this feature enabled and in this way you’ll never miss emails because the other side has an obsolete email address or has made a typo. The drawback of setting up a catch-all mailbox is that you may start receiving lots of unsolicited messages, but this issue can be resolved using anti-spam protection software. It is also crucial to bear in mind that a mailbox with an active catch-all functionality cannot forward incoming emails to a 3rd-party address.
Catch-all Emails in Shared Hosting
In case you have a Linux shared hosting
with our company and you would like to enable the catch-all functionality for a given e-mailbox that you’ve got in your web hosting account, it will 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 next to each and every email address that you have created under any domain name registered in your account. You can choose one single address per domain name by clicking on the corresponding button. This will enable the feature momentarily, so all email messages sent to miswritten addresses will be received there. Clicking on the button for a second time will disable the catch-all feature. In case you’ve got active email forwarding, our system will display a cautionary note and you won’t be able to activate the catch-all feature till 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
The catch-all feature can be activated effortlessly in case you have a semi-dedicated server
account with our company. All the email addresses that you have created using the domains hosted in your account will be shown in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and you will find a tiny icon handily situated right next to each one. With just one mouse click, you can activate or deactivate the catch-all option for any mailbox of your choice provided that there isn't another mailbox under the same domain with the option already enabled and there isn't activated email forwarding. Alternatively, you can right-click on an email address and enable this feature using the contextual menu that will come into view. In case any of the preconditions for setting up a catch-all mailbox is not answered, our system will let you know, but will not disable or replace anything automatically.