A catch-all mailbox is one that collects all the messages sent to inactive email addresses. For instance, if your address is firstname.lastname@example.org, but someone miswrites it and sends a message to email@example.com, it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have configured. Only one mailbox per domain name can have this feature enabled and thus you will never miss emails because the other party has an obsolete address or has made a spelling mistake. The disadvantage of having a catch-all mailbox is that you may begin receiving a lot of spam emails, but this issue can be resolved by using an anti-spam protection solution. It is also essential to know that a mailbox with an activated catch-all feature cannot forward incoming email messages to a 3rd-party address.
Catch-all Emails in Shared Web Hosting
In case you host a domain name on our cloud web hosting platform and you’ve got a shared web hosting
account, you’ll be able to activate the catch-all feature for any e-mailbox that you create under the domain name. The Email Manager section of the Hepsia hosting Control Panel includes quite a few functions, but it’s unbelievably user-friendly, so setting up a catch-all mailbox takes just one mouse click. All the email addresses that you’ve set up will be shown in this section alphabetically and you’ll simply need to click the "Catch-all" button associated with the specific email address. Our system will alert you if there’s already another catch-all mailbox enabled for that domain name or if the one that you’d like to be a catch-all mailbox has email forwarding enabled, so you can either disable the latter feature or choose another mailbox. Deactivating the catch-all feature is just as easy and takes yet another click on the same button.
Catch-all Emails in Semi-dedicated Hosting
The custom-developed Hepsia Control Panel that is included with each and every semi-dedicated server
package that we’re offering will allow you to configure a catch-all e-mailbox effortlessly even if you don’t have much email/web hosting experience. All you have to do to accomplish that is click on the catch-all icon, which will be on the right side of each email address that you have set up using your domain names in the Control Panel’s Email Manager section. As you can have just one single mailbox with this feature per domain, our system will notify you if you have already configured another catch-all mailbox or if the one that you’d like to use has email forwarding enabled. If you reach the decision that you do not want the feature any longer, you can turn it off by clicking again on the same icon. The Email Manager will also allow you to see your catch-all mailboxes at a glance.