What's e-mail forwarding? How exactly does it work? In which occasions is it really useful?
The term email forwarding refers to an e-mail message being forwarded from a receiving address to a third-party address which is not listed as a recipient. For instance, a client sends an email from their personal mail box to firstname.lastname@example.org and as far as they are involved, it is the single recipient. If there's an active forwarding, the message can be forwarded to email@example.com, for example, although the customer never meant the message to be sent there and might not be aware about the presence of this mail box. There are different purposes for using such forwarding. For example, if you have a number of e-mail addresses you'll be able to forward them all to a one email address, which will make checking e-mails less complicated and will allow you to collect emails and respond to them promptly. The feature may also be used if a number of people should receive a copy of an e-mail message delivered to a general mailbox.
E-mail Forwarding in Cloud Hosting
The Hepsia Control Panel, that comes with all our cloud hosting
plans, will allow you to forward any email address inside the account to a second one with ease. You can do this either throughout the creation of a brand new email address or at any time later in case you decide that you want this function. During the process, you'll be able to decide if you want a backup of the email messages to be maintained on the server. In this way, you'll have a backup and you will prevent the probability to lose an email if the forwarding is to an external address, that is temporarily inaccessible. This feature can be enabled and disabled whenever you want, and if you use email messages for crucial matters, it is best to use it, as no data of the emails are kept on the server in case the option is not active. Any time you determine that you don't need forwarding any longer, it will take just a mouse click to disable it.
E-mail Forwarding in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The feature-rich Email Manager tool within the Hepsia Hosting Control Panel, which comes with all of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting package
, will let you forward any email that you create in the account to one or multiple different addresses with only a couple of clicks. Additionally, you will be able to see a number of all mailboxes you have, which ones are forwarded and where they are forwarded to. This option can be activated and disabled at any moment and you can now also decide on whether a backup of the inbound email messages ought to be kept on our system or not. Even though this feature is completely optional, it may be far more convenient when you make the most of it, as you will possess a backup of the emails if there's some trouble with the remote email server. Even if there's a short-term issue and no e-mails are lost on our system, you may still not receive a forwarded e-mail in case it was relayed by our servers throughout the downtime.