A catch-all email mailbox is one that collects all the email messages sent to non-existent addresses. For example, if your email address is info@domain.com, but someone mistypes it and sends an email to inof@domain.com, it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have configured. Just one mailbox per domain name can have this feature activated and thus you will never miss emails because the other party has an obsolete email address or has made a spelling error. The negative aspect of configuring a catch-all mailbox is that you may begin receiving a lot of unsolicited bulk messages, but this problem can be fixed by using anti-spam filtering software. It’s also crucial to keep in mind that a mailbox with an active catch-all feature cannot redirect incoming messages to a third-party email address.
Catch-all Emails in Cloud Hosting
Creating a catch-all email mailbox will be remarkably easy in case you have a cloud hosting plan with us. You can activate this feature through our advanced, albeit easy-to-work-with Email Manager tool, which is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll administer your web hosting account. You will find all the mailboxes that you have created listed alphabetically and on the right side of each one of them there will be a small-size "Catch-all" icon, which will instantly reveal to you if a particular mailbox stores all the email messages associated with a given domain or not. With one single mouse click on the icon you can activate or deactivate the feature whenever you like. If there is activated email forwarding or in case some other mailbox has already been set up as a catch-all one for a given domain name, you’ll receive a warning notice from our system. The latter will not disable/replace anything automatically and without your consent.
Catch-all Emails in Semi-dedicated Servers
A catch-all email address can be set up with a few mouse clicks in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated hosting plan with us. The semi-dedicated account will be administered via our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you’ll be able to set up mailboxes using any domain name registered there. To enable the catch-all feature for a particular mailbox, you’ll have to click the icon with the exact same name, which will be on the right side of each mailbox. Deactivating this feature can be achieved in the very same way and will not take more than a click either. If the catch-all option has already been activated for a specific domain name, you’ll get a warning 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 edit or disable anything automatically.