A catch-all mailbox is one that collects all the messages sent to invalid email addresses. For example, if your email address is info@domain.com, but somebody misspells it and sends an email to inof@domain.com, it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have set up. Only one single mailbox per domain can have this feature enabled and thus you’ll never miss messages because the other side has an out-of-date email address or has made a spelling mistake. The downside of configuring a catch-all mailbox is that you may start receiving a lot of unsolicited bulk messages, but this issue can be rectified by using an anti-spam protection solution. It’s also vital to keep in mind that a mailbox with an enabled catch-all functionality cannot forward inbound messages to a third-party email address.
Catch-all Emails in Web Hosting
You’ll be able to create a catch-all email mailbox without difficulty in case you have a web hosting plan with our company. The Email Manager tool in our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is feature-laden, yet amazingly simple to use, and it will enable you to activate various options, including the catch-all one, with just a couple of clicks of the mouse. All the email addresses that you have created will be shown alphabetically in this section and on the right-hand side of each of them you’ll find a tiny "Catch-all" sign. Clicking it once will activate this feature, clicking on it again will deactivate it. Since you can have only one such catch-all mailbox per domain, our system will notify you if you’ve already got a different mailbox with this feature enabled or if you’ve got enabled email forwarding.
Catch-all Emails in Semi-dedicated Servers
A catch-all address can be configured with several mouse clicks in case you’ve got a semi-dedicated server with us. The hosting account will be administered via our in-house developed Hepsia Control Panel and you will be able to set up email addresses under any domain name registered here. To enable the catch-all option for a specific mailbox, you’ll need to click the icon with the exact same name, which will be on the right-hand side of each email address. Deactivating this feature can be done in the same way and will not require more than one click either. If the catch-all feature has already been enabled for a given domain name, you’ll receive a warning notice. The same is valid if the mailbox that you wish to be a catch-all one has email forwarding enabled, as our system will never deactivate or edit any feature automatically.