A catch-all mailbox is one that collects all the messages sent to inactive addresses. For instance, 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 configured. Just one mailbox per domain can have this feature activated and thus you’ll never miss messages because the other side has an out-of-date email address or has made a typo. The disadvantage of setting up a catch-all mailbox is that you may begin receiving lots of unsolicited emails, but this problem can be fixed by using anti-spam protection software. It’s also vital to bear in mind that a mailbox with an enabled catch-all feature cannot redirect incoming emails to a 3rd-party address.
Catch-all Emails in Web Hosting
If you host a domain name on our cloud web hosting platform and you’ve got a web hosting account, you’ll be able to enable the catch-all feature for any mailbox that you set up under the domain name. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section includes quite a lot of functions, but it’s unbelievably user-friendly, so setting up a catch-all mailbox requires just a click. All the email addresses that you’ve got will be listed in this section alphabetically and you will just need to click on the "Catch-all" button associated with the respective email address. Our system will warn you if there’s already another catch-all mailbox enabled for that domain or if the one that you’d like to be a catch-all mailbox has email forwarding activated, so you can either disable the latter feature or choose some other mailbox. Deactivating the catch-all feature is just as simple and takes yet another mouse click on the very same button.