A catch-all mailbox is one that collects all the emails sent to invalid email addresses. For example, if your email address is info@domain.com, but someone mistypes it and sends a message to inof@domain.com, it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have created. Only one mailbox per domain can have this feature enabled and thus you will never miss messages because the other party has an out-of-date address or has made a spelling error. The disadvantage of creating a catch-all mailbox is that you may start receiving plenty of unsolicited messages, but this problem can be solved by using anti-spam protection software. It’s also vital to keep in mind that a mailbox with an activated catch-all feature cannot redirect incoming messages to a 3rd-party mailbox.
Catch-all Emails in Cloud Hosting
Creating a catch-all e-mailbox will be extremely easy in case you have a cloud hosting with our company. You can activate the feature through our advanced, albeit intuitive Email Manager, which is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will manage your hosting account. You’ll see all the email addresses that you have set up displayed alphabetically and on the right side of each one of them there will be a tiny "Catch-all" icon, which will instantaneously reveal to you whether a certain mailbox gets all the emails for a given domain name or not. With one mouse click on the icon you can activate or deactivate this option whenever you want. In case there’s activated email forwarding or if another mailbox has already been set up as a catch-all one for a given domain name, you will get a warning from our system. The latter won’t replace/deactivate anything automatically and without your consent.
Catch-all Emails in Semi-dedicated Servers
The catch-all functionality can be enabled with ease if you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company. All the email addresses that you’ve created with the domains hosted in the account will be shown in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and you’ll notice a small symbol conveniently situated right next to each one of them. With just one single mouse click, you can activate or deactivate the catch-all option for any mailbox of your liking as long as there isn't another mailbox under the same domain with the option already enabled and there isn't activated email forwarding. Instead, you can right-click on an email address and enable this option through the context menu that will come into sight. If any of the conditions for configuring a catch-all mailbox is not met, our system will let you know, but will not deactivate or replace anything automatically.