A forwarding email address is great when getting rid of old email accounts, but still requiring to receive any messages that are sent to it.
Forward messages from a non-existent account to another account. (E.g. While you may not have an firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail account created, you can still set up a forwarder that forwards messages sent to email@example.com to another account.)
*Optional* Domain Wide Forwarding
If you have a second domain (.ca or .net) and you don’t want to have to make a duplicate of the same email accounts, you can use a “domain forwarder” for just emails.
To do this, follow the steps listed here.
You can create the forwarding address using either the webmail or cPanel sites.
Option 1: Through webmail (https://webmail.yourdomain.com/ with “yourdomain.com” being your website name)
Sign into your webmail, then in the upper right corner, click on your email account, then “Forwarders”.
Option 2: Through cPanel (https://cpanel.yourdomain.com/ with “yourdomain.com” being your website name)
Login to your cPanel account and in the Email section, click on “Forwarders”.
Click on “Add Forwarder”.
1. Enter in the account name you would like to forward.
2. Select the domain name for the account to be created under. (You can only create a forward record for the domains you have access to.)
3. Enter in the specified email address to have new messages forwarded to.
4. Click “Add Forwarder” to complete the setup.
To delete a forwarder, simply repeat Step 1 and under the “Actions” column and click “Delete” for the specified record.
To create a domain wide forwarding, simply start by logging into your cPanel account. (https://cpanel.yourdomain.com/ with “yourdomain.com” being your website name)
Once logged in, navigate to the Email section and click on “Forwarders”.
Click on the “Add Domain Forwarder”
You will now see the records currently active of any individual email account forwarding, and domain wide forwarding.
If you would like to remove the forwarder, simply access the “Forwarders” in the email section of cPanel and select “Delete” to the right of the record.