Create a Catch-All Email Account


  • Applies to: Grid
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: AccountCenter access
  • Applies to: Legacy DV & VPS Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access
  • Applies to: VPS Hosting
    • Difficulty: Easy
    • Time Needed: 10
    • Tools Required: Plesk administrator access

Overview

The following guide will show you how to create a catch-all email alias.

CAUTION

  • It is important to note that adding a catch-all email alias has been known to produce more spam.
  • It is also advisable that you do not forward a catch-all to an external email address.

Instructions

Plesk

  1. Log into the Plesk Control panel for the desired domain.
  2. Click on Email Addresses.

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  3. Click on Mail Settings. Enable " Forward to address" and enter your desired catch-all email address.

    Note: You may choose to forward catch-all emails to an account from a personal domain(s), or you may also use external email accounts (@gmail, @yahoo, @aol, etc).

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  4. Click OK to save your changes.
  5. You will want to ensure that your catch-all destination is an actual existing email address/alias. If you require information on creating email accounts in Plesk, click here.

As always, please feel free to contact our award-winning support team with questions. 

cPanel

Note: The following guide is using the cPanel theme "paper_lantern." If you are using a different theme, your visuals/instructions may vary.

  1. Log into the cPanel account associated to your domain.
  2. Click Default Address.

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  3. Enable Forward to Email Address, and input your desired catch-all account.

    Note: You may choose to forward catch-all emails to an account from a personal domain(s), or you may also use external email accounts (@gmail, @yahoo, @aol, etc).

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  4. Select Change to save your settings.
  5. You will want to ensure that your catch-all destination is an actual existing email address/alias. If you require information on creating email accounts in cPanel, click here.

Instructions for the Grid

1. To get started, log into the Media Temple Account Center.

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2. Once logged in, click on the Admin button for your Grid.

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3. Next, select Email Aliases & Forwarders.

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4. Once you are on the Email Aliases page, select Add New.

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5. This will open up a new page in which you can create a new email alias. Please note the items underlined in orange below. Since our objective is to create a catch-all, you will want to leave the box on the left blank.

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6. If you like, you may configure an auto-reply here.

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7. Once all of the appropriate fields have been filled in, click Save.

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8. You will be alerted once more to the fact that you are creating a catch-all. Click OK if you would like to proceed.

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9. That's it, you're done! Enjoy your catch-all.

As always, please feel free to contact our award-winning support team with questions. 

Instructions

Plesk

  1. Log into the Plesk Control panel for the desired domain.
  2. Click on Email Addresses.

    p1.png

  3. Click on Mail Settings. Enable " Forward to address" and enter your desired catch-all email address.

    Note: You may choose to forward catch-all emails to an account from a personal domain(s), or you may also use external email accounts (@gmail, @yahoo, @aol, etc).

    p3.png
  4. Click OK to save your changes.
  5. You will want to ensure that your catch-all destination is an actual existing email address/alias. If you require information on creating email accounts in Plesk, click here.

As always, please feel free to contact our award-winning support team with questions. 

cPanel

Note: The following guide is using the cPanel theme "paper_lantern." If you are using a different theme, your visuals/instructions may vary.

  1. Log into the cPanel account associated to your domain.
  2. Click Default Address.

    cp1.png


  3. Enable Forward to Email Address, and input your desired catch-all account.

    Note: You may choose to forward catch-all emails to an account from a personal domain(s), or you may also use external email accounts (@gmail, @yahoo, @aol, etc).

    cp2.png

  4. Select Change to save your settings.
  5. You will want to ensure that your catch-all destination is an actual existing email address/alias. If you require information on creating email accounts in cPanel, click here.