A catch-all mailbox is one that collects all the messages sent to invalid addresses. For instance, if your address is info@domain.com, but somebody miswrites it and sends a message to inof@domain.com, it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have set up. Just one single mailbox per domain can have this feature enabled and thus you will never miss messages because the other party has an obsolete email address or has made a typo. The drawback of creating a catch-all mailbox is that you may start receiving lots of unsolicited emails, but this issue can be solved using anti-spam protection software. It’s also vital to keep in mind that a mailbox with an enabled catch-all feature cannot forward inbound email messages to a third-party mailbox.

Catch-all Emails in Cloud Web Hosting

In case you’ve got a Linux cloud web hosting with our company and you wish to enable the catch-all option for a given e-mailbox that you have in the hosting account, it’ll take literally only one mouse click in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia hosting Control Panel to achieve this. A catch-all button is available on the right-hand side of each email address that you have created under any domain name registered in your account. You can choose one address per domain name by clicking on the corresponding button. This will enable the feature instantly, so all email messages sent to mistyped addresses will be re-sent there. Clicking the button for a second time will deactivate the catch-all feature. If you have active email forwarding, our system will exhibit a cautionary message and you won’t be able to activate the catch-all feature till you deactivate the forwarding or you can simply choose a different mailbox to be the catch-all one.