August 10, 2020
August 10, 2020
In this tutorial you find out how to forward emails. You learn to create email forwarders for your email accounts using Hostinger control panel’s implemented Email Forwarders feature and cPanel’s Forwarders.
It is important to learn how to do that if you wish to forward emails to a different email account. For example, in this tutorial, we will be adding a forwarder for email account email@example.com so that emails will be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. You can use the same technique to forward emails to Gmail or any other email provider.
On Hostinger, forwarding your e-mail is incredibly simple. However, you must make sure that both e-mail account used for forwarding are active and functional.
To begin, you will need to navigate to your control panel’s Email Forwarders section. It can be found under the Emails category.
That’s it! An e-mail forwarder from email@example.com to firstname.lastname@example.org has been successfully created. Information about it will appear in Manage Forwarders section. You can use it to Edit your forwarder in case you made a mistake, or Delete it if no longer used or required.
If you are using cPanel then it also has a tool that you can use. This tutorial will cover from A to Z on how to use cPanel’s Forwarders feature for e-mail management.
After clicking on the Forwarders button, you will be taken to the main Forwarders window:
There are a few options that we can choose here:
For now, let’s choose Add Forwarder option. You will be taken to the Add a New Forwarder window:
You must enter this information in the following fields:
After making the two first choices, we get the result that the forwarder will be set up on this email account: email@example.com
Destination – For the destination, we have a few options:
After clicking on “Advanced Options”, some additional options appear:
In this tutorial, we have chosen to use the Forward to Email Address option. After filling in all the required information, click on “Add Forwarder” button. Soon after, you should receive this confirmation message:
If you click Go Back, you should notice that a Forwarder has appeared in the Email Account Forwarders section:
Congratulations! You have successfully set up an email forwarder! From here you can manage it:
In the main Forwarders window, choose Add Domain Forwarder option. You will be taken to this window:
Here you can set up a domain wide forwarder. It will forward ALL emails coming to the chosen specific domain to a different destination domain. In our case, we have chosen to forward all thomvtutorials.com emails to thisdomain.com, so for example, if an email is sent to a firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and etc. email addresses, they will automatically be forwarded to a corresponding address of thisdomain.com (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
IMPORTANT! As official cPanel Documentation states:
Domain forwarders only forward email when the system cannot deliver it to an address or autoresponder. For example, if a user sends an email to the firstname.lastname@example.org address, the following actions might take place:
In this tutorial, you have learned how to create and manage Email Forwarder using Hostinger control panel and cPanel’s implemented Forwarders feature. We hope that this tutorial covered all the main aspects of it and you now know how to forward emails.
In case you have any tips or tricks you want to share, you are welcome to do so in the comments.