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Getting Started: Setting Up Email Forwarding

Email forwarding sends messages coming into one email address to another. For example, when an email is sent to, a copy of the message is sent—or forwarded—to

Setting up Email Forwarding

Log in to GreenGeeks and go to cPanel by clicking the “cPanel Login” button in the “Quick Server Login” section.

log in to cPanel

In the “Email” section, click the “Forwarders” link or icon.

click the Forwarders link

Click the “Add Forwarder” button.

click the add forwarder button

Enter the address you want to forward and choose its domain from the drop-down. For this tutorial, I am forwarding “sales” to a Gmail address.

In the “Destination” section, leave the radio button selected for “Forward to Email Address.” Enter the address where you want to receive messages.

Click the “Add Forwarder” button.

click the Add Forwarder button

Now your email address will forward all incoming messages to the address you have set. From here, you can either click the “Go Back” link, go directly to cPanel or close the browser window if you choose.

email forwarder success message

One Drawback of Email Forwarding

One thing to bear in mind is that some large ISPs treat forwarded spam as if the forwarding account is the originator of the spam. If enough spam is forwarded, they will block the forwarding domain’s IP address. To avoid that kind of problem, you may want to explore alternatives to forwarding wherever possible.

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