A catch-all email mailbox receives messages sent to invalid email addresses under the same domain. For example, an email message sent to the miswritten suport@domain.com will be delivered to support@domain.com in case the catch-all feature has been activated for the latter. Thus, you can receive email messages from friends or customers who may have sent a message to your email address with a spelling error or to an out-of-date one, which they may still have, but you have already deleted. Only one mailbox per domain name can be a catch-all one and email forwarding cannot be set up for such a mailbox. This is so because of the fact that at some point you may begin receiving spam email messages in the catch-all mailbox and the forwarding restriction implies that the spam will not be redirected to a 3rd-party mailbox.
Catch-all Emails in Shared Web Hosting
In case you’ve got a Linux shared web hosting with us and you would like to enable the catch-all functionality for a specific email mailbox that you have in the hosting account, it will take literally only one click in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to achieve that. 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 choose one single email address per domain name by clicking the respective button. This will activate the feature straight away, so all emails sent to miswritten email addresses will be delivered there. Clicking the button once more will turn off the catch-all feature. In case you have activated email forwarding, our system will show a cautionary notice and you will not be able to activate the catch-all feature till you disable the forwarding or you can simply choose another mailbox to be the catch-all one.