A catch-all e-mailbox is one that collects all the messages sent to inactive addresses. For example, if your address is [email protected], but someone miswrites it and sends an email to [email protected], it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have configured. Only one single mailbox per domain name can have this feature enabled and in this way you’ll never miss messages because the other side has an outdated email address or has made a typo. The disadvantage of having a catch-all mailbox is that you may begin receiving lots of junk email messages, but this issue can be resolved using anti-spam filtering software. It is also crucial to keep in mind that a mailbox with an activated catch-all feature cannot redirect inbound emails to a 3rd-party address.

Catch-all Emails in Shared Web Hosting

If you have a Linux shared web hosting plan with us and you wish to activate the catch-all option for a specific e-mailbox that you’ve got in the hosting account, it will take literally only one single click in the Email Manager section of your Hepsia Control Panel to achieve that. A catch-all button is available next to each and every email address that you have created under any domain name registered in your account. You can pick one email address per domain by clicking the respective button. This will enable the feature immediately, so all emails sent to misspelled email addresses will be received there. Clicking the button once again will disable the catch-all feature. If you’ve got active email forwarding, our system will show a warning notification and you won’t be able to activate the catch-all feature until you deactivate the forwarding or you can simply select another mailbox to be the catch-all one.