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How to Setup Email Domain Forwarding

Email domain forwarding is when you set an entire list of email addresses for a website to forward on to a new domain address. For instance, you can have all the email for yourdomain.com forwarded to yournewdomain.com. Something like this works great for those who decided to change the domain name of a website.

In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how easy it is to setup email domain forwarding through cPanel. In many ways, it’s similar to forwarding email from a single address. Only in this case, you’re moving an entire domain.

When You Would Use Domain Forwarding

Often times, site owners or businesses will decide to change the domain name used on the Internet. This may be caused by a better name becoming available, a change in identity or simply to streamline online interaction. In any case, a domain forwarder is a great way to make sure all of your old email address correspondences are being received by your staff.

When you have 10s or 100s of email accounts that need forwarding, setting the entire domain to do so is much faster and easier. Instead of creating a new individual forward for each account, you can simply set the domain to do it for you.

Domain Email Forwarding

In cPanel, go to the Email section and click on “Forwarders.”

Forwarders

Click the button, “Add Domain Forwarder.”

Add Domain Forwarder

Use the drop down window to select your old domain. If you only have one on your web hosting account, it should be displayed by default. If you order additional domains, as many people do, all of them will be listed in this drop down. Choose the correct one you wish to forward.

Old Domain

Input your new domain of where you want the email forwarded.

New Domain

Click the “Add Domain Forwarder” button to save your changes.

Add Domain Forwarder

All of the email addresses linked to your old domain will now be forwarded onto your new one.

Domain Forward Success

Don’t Lose Important Email Information

Setting up domain forwarding is much easier than going through each address one at a time if you have a large number of accounts. This method also reduces the risk of forgetting an account to forward. The last thing you want in terms of email is messages being lost to the old account because you forgot to set up forwarding. You may wind up losing valuable information or sales.

Author: Chris Racicot

Chris is the Support Manager at GreenGeeks and has been with the company since 2010. He has a passion for gaming, scripting and WordPress. When he’s not enjoying his sleep, he’s working on his guitar skills and fiddling with 3d printing.

Updated on July 10, 2017

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