A catch-all email mailbox receives email messages sent to nonexistent addresses under the same domain name. For example, an email message sent to the mistyped suport@domain.com will go to support@domain.com if the catch-all feature has been activated for the latter. In this way, you can receive emails from partners or customers who may have sent a message to your email address with a typographical error or to an obsolete one, which they may still have, but you have already deactivated. Only one mailbox per domain name can be a catch-all one and email forwarding cannot be activated for such a mailbox. This is due to the fact that at some moment you may begin receiving spam email messages in the catch-all mailbox and the forwarding restriction means that the spam will not be sent to a third-party mailbox.
Catch-all Emails in Shared Hosting
You’ll be able to set up a catch-all email mailbox without difficulty if you’ve got a shared hosting plan with our company. The Email Manager tool in our in-house created Hepsia hosting Control Panel is feature-rich, yet stunningly simple to work with, and it will enable you to enable various features, including the catch-all one, with no more than several clicks. All the email addresses that you have will be listed alphabetically in this section and on the right side of each of them you will find a tiny "Catch-all" button. Clicking it once will enable the feature, clicking it twice will deactivate it. Since you can have only one such catch-all mailbox per domain name, our system will alert you if you’ve already got another mailbox with this option enabled or if you’ve got enabled email forwarding.