A catch-all e-mailbox is one that collects all the messages sent to nonexistent addresses. For example, if your address is info@domain.com, but someone mistypes it and sends an email to inof@domain.com, it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have created. Just one mailbox per domain name can have this feature enabled and thus you will never miss messages because the other party has an out-of-date address or has made a spelling error. The downside of using a catch-all mailbox is that you may begin receiving plenty of unsolicited emails, but this problem can be resolved using an anti-spam filtering solution. It is also vital to keep in mind that a mailbox with an enabled catch-all feature cannot forward incoming messages to a 3rd-party email address.

Catch-all Emails in Shared Website Hosting

In case you host a domain on our cloud web hosting platform and you’ve got a shared website hosting account, you’ll be able to activate the catch-all functionality for any email mailbox that you set up under the domain. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section offers quite a few functions, but it’s surprisingly user-friendly, so configuring a catch-all mailbox takes only one click. All the email addresses that you’ve got will be displayed in this section in alphabetical order and you’ll only need to click the "Catch-all" button pertaining to the specific address. Our system will notify you if there is already another catch-all mailbox enabled for that domain name or if the one that you want to be a catch-all mailbox has email forwarding activated, so you can either disable the latter feature or choose another mailbox. Deactivating the catch-all option is just as easy and requires yet another mouse click on the same button.