A catch-all mailbox is one that gathers all the email messages sent to invalid addresses. For example, if your email address is info@domain.com, but someone misspells it and sends an email message to inof@domain.com, it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have configured. Only one mailbox per domain can have this feature activated and thus you will never miss emails because the other party has an outdated address or has made a spelling error. The downside of using a catch-all mailbox is that you may begin receiving a lot of unsolicited messages, but this issue can be rectified using anti-spam filtering software. It is also essential to keep in mind that a mailbox with an activated catch-all feature cannot forward incoming messages to a 3rd-party mailbox.
Catch-all Emails in Shared Web Hosting
Setting up a catch-all email mailbox will be quite easy in case you have a Linux shared web hosting with us. You can activate the feature through our advanced, albeit easy-to-use Email Manager, which is an integral part of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you’ll manage your account. You will see all the email addresses that you’ve set up enumerated in alphabetical order and on the right side of each of them there will be a small "Catch-all" icon, which will quickly let you know whether a specific mailbox stores all the email messages associated with a certain domain name or not. With one mouse click on the icon you can enable or disable this option whenever you like. If there’s activated email forwarding or if another mailbox has already been configured as a catch-all one for a certain domain name, you will receive a warning notification from our system. The latter won’t replace/disable anything automatically or without your consent.
Catch-all Emails in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A catch-all address can be set up with a few clicks of the mouse in case you’ve got a Linux semi-dedicated hosting with our company. The hosting account will be administered through our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel and you will be able to set up mailboxes with any domain name hosted here. To enable the catch-all option for a certain mailbox, you will need to click on the sign with the exact same name, which will be on the right side of each mailbox. Disabling this feature can be done in the same way and will not take more than a click either. If the catch-all feature has already been activated for a particular domain, you’ll get a warning alert. The same is valid if the mailbox that you want to be a catch-all one has email forwarding enabled, as our system will never deactivate or change any feature automatically.