What is a catch-all e-mail account? How does it work? How could you set up this type of account?
A catch-all email mailbox is one that collects all the messages sent to nonexistent addresses. For instance, if your address is firstname.lastname@example.org, but someone miswrites it and sends an email message to email@example.com, it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have created. Only one mailbox per domain can have this feature enabled and thus you’ll never miss messages because the other side has an outdated email address or has made a spelling mistake. The negative aspect of using a catch-all mailbox is that you may start receiving plenty of unsolicited bulk emails, but this issue can be solved by using an anti-spam protection solution. It is also vital to remember that a mailbox with an enabled catch-all functionality cannot redirect inbound messages to a third-party address.
Catch-all Emails in Cloud Website Hosting
Setting up a catch-all email mailbox will be quite easy in case you’ve got a cloud website hosting
with us. You can enable this feature through our advanced, yet simple-to-use Email Manager, which is integrated into the Hepsia hosting Control Panel, via which you’ll manage the shared web hosting account itself. You’ll see all the mailboxes that you have set up shown alphabetically and on the right side of each one there will be a mini "Catch-all" icon, which will instantaneously show you if a specific mailbox gets all the messages for a certain domain name or not. With one single mouse click on the icon you can activate or deactivate the feature whenever you wish. In case there’s activated email forwarding or if another mailbox has already been set up as a catch-all one for a given domain name, you’ll receive a warning text message from our system. The latter won’t deactivate/replace anything automatically and without your consent.
Catch-all Emails in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel that is included with every semi-dedicated server
package that we offer will permit you to create a catch-all email mailbox without any difficulty even in case you do not have much email/web hosting experience. All it takes to do that is to click on the catch-all icon, which will be on the right side of each email address that you’ve set up using your domain names in the hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section. As you can have only one single mailbox with this feature per domain name, our system will inform you if you have already configured a different catch-all mailbox or if the one that you wish to use has email forwarding enabled. In case you reach the decision that you don’t want this feature any longer, you can turn it off by clicking again on the exact same icon. The Email Manager section will also allow you to view your catch-all mailboxes at a glance.