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How do I create an email forwarder?

Creating an email forwarder in cPanel allows you to automatically forward emails received by one email address to another specified email address. Here’s a general guide on how to create an email forwarder:

  1. Log in to cPanel:
    • Access your cPanel account using your provided login credentials.
  2. Navigate to Email Forwarders:
    • Look for the “Email” section, and within that section, find an option like “Forwarders” or “Forwarder Manager.”
  3. Select Domain (if applicable):
    • If you have multiple domains associated with your cPanel account, choose the domain for which you want to create the email forwarder.
  4. Create a New Forwarder:
    • Once you’re in the Forwarders section, look for an option like “Add Forwarder,” “Create Forwarder,” or similar.
  5. Enter Forwarder Details:
    • Fill in the following details for the new forwarder:
      • Address to Forward: Enter the email address from which you want to forward emails (e.g., info@yourdomain.com).
      • Forward to Email Address: Specify the destination email address where you want to forward emails.
  6. Configure Additional Settings (Optional):
    • Some cPanel installations may offer additional settings, such as whether to keep a copy of forwarded emails on the server.
  7. Create the Forwarder:
    • Click “Add Forwarder” or a similar button to create the email forwarder.
  8. Test the Forwarder (Optional):
    • Send a test email to the original email address to see if it gets forwarded to the specified destination.

Important Tips:

  • Ensure that the destination email address is valid and accessible.
  • Double-check the spelling of email addresses to avoid misconfiguration.
  • Regularly review your email forwarders to ensure they meet your current needs.

These steps provide a general guideline for creating an email forwarder in cPanel. The specific options and interface may vary slightly based on the version of cPanel your hosting provider is using. If you have any trouble or need specific guidance, refer to your hosting provider’s documentation or contact their support for assistance.