A catch-all email mailbox is one that gathers all the messages sent to nonexistent addresses. For example, if your email address is info@domain.com, but somebody misspells it and sends an email 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 in this way you will never miss emails because the other side has an obsolete address or has made a spelling mistake. The negative aspect of having a catch-all mailbox is that you may begin receiving a lot of unsolicited bulk emails, but this problem can be solved using anti-spam protection software. It is also important to bear in mind that a mailbox with an enabled catch-all feature cannot redirect incoming messages to a third-party address.
Catch-all Emails in Hosting
Setting up a catch-all mailbox will be extremely easy in case you have a hosting service with us. You can activate the feature through our advanced, yet user-friendly Email Manager tool, which is part of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will manage your shared hosting account. You will see all the mailboxes that you’ve set up listed in alphabetical order and next to each one of them there will be a small-size "Catch-all" icon, which will quickly show you if a particular mailbox gets all the emails pertaining to a certain domain name or not. With one single click on the icon you can activate or deactivate this option whenever you wish. If there’s enabled email forwarding or if a different mailbox has already been set up as a catch-all one for a specific domain, you will receive a warning notice from our system. The latter will not replace/deactivate anything automatically or without your permission.
Catch-all Emails in Semi-dedicated Hosting
A catch-all email address can be configured with a couple of mouse clicks if you have a semi-dedicated hosting with our company. The semi-dedicated account will be managed via our in-house created Hepsia Control Panel and you’ll be able to set up mailboxes with any domain name hosted here. To activate the catch-all functionality for a certain mailbox, you will need to click on the sign with the exact same name, which will be to the right of each email address. Deactivating this functionality can be achieved in the very same fashion and will not require more than one click either. If the catch-all option has already been enabled for a specific domain name, you will get a warning alert. The same goes if the mailbox that you’d like to be a catch-all one has email forwarding enabled, as our system will never modify or disable any feature automatically.