A catch-all e-mailbox is one that gathers all the email messages sent to non-existent email addresses. For example, if your address is info@domain.com, but somebody mistypes it and sends a message 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per domain can have this feature activated and in this way you’ll never miss messages because the other side has an out-of-date email address or has made a spelling mistake. The negative aspect of using a catch-all mailbox is that you may start receiving plenty of unsolicited bulk email messages, but this problem can be rectified using an anti-spam protection solution. It’s also important to bear in mind that a mailbox with an active catch-all feature cannot forward incoming messages to a third-party address.
Catch-all Emails in Shared Web Hosting
Setting up a catch-all email mailbox will be pretty easy in case you have a Linux shared web hosting with us. You can enable this option through our powerful, albeit simple-to-work-with Email Manager tool, which is an integral part of the Hepsia Control Panel, via which you will manage the hosting account itself. You’ll see all the email addresses that you have created displayed alphabetically and on the right side of each of them there will be a small "Catch-all" icon, which will quickly notify you if a specific mailbox stores all the emails for a certain domain name or not. With a single click on the icon you can enable or disable the feature whenever you wish. If there’s active email forwarding or if another mailbox has already been set up as a catch-all one for a given domain, you will get a notification from our system. The latter won’t disable/replace anything automatically or without your consent.
Catch-all Emails in Semi-dedicated Servers
The catch-all functionality can be enabled without any difficulty if you have a semi-dedicated server plan with us. All the email addresses that you’ve created with the domain names hosted in the semi-dedicated server account will be enumerated in the Hepsia Control Panel’s Email Manager section and you’ll see a small-size button conveniently located directly next to each one of them. With just one mouse click, you can enable or disable the catch-all option for any mailbox of your choosing as long as there isn't another mailbox under that same domain name with this option already activated and there isn't active email forwarding. Alternatively, you can right-click on an email address and activate this feature using the contextual menu that will come into view. If any of the prerequisites for setting up a catch-all mailbox is not answered, our system will notify you, but will not replace or deactivate anything automatically.