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How do I Set Up Email Forwarding?

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This article shows you how to set up email forwarding for a mailbox, not how to forward single emails.

Email forwarding can be used when out of the office or when setting up a catch-all email address. This article shows you how to configure your mailbox to forward all emails to another address.

Mailboxes and Forwarding

Mailbox forwarding in the Account Control Center (ACC) is set up by using recipes, which you can learn more about in our Email Recipes article.

There are two types of recipes that can be used to set up email forwarding: mailbox and forwarding.

Both options will get the job done, but it's important to know the difference if you want the most efficient setup.

We've outlined the differences below

Mailbox

A mailbox recipe is used to send emails from one Account Control Center (ACC) mailbox to another. This is faster than forwarding since it is traveling within the ACC system.

A mailbox recipe should not be used for forwarding to email accounts outside of the ACC.

Forwarding

Forwarding recipes are used to forward emails from an Account Control Center (ACC) mailbox to an email address outside of the ACC.

A forwarding recipes should not be used to forward mail between two ACC mailboxes. It is much more efficient to use the mailbox recipe to forward mail between two ACC mailboxes.

Setting up a Mailbox Recipe

This recipe automatically delivers an email message to a specified mailbox on your account. When used by two Pair email addresses, this is faster than forwarding.

  1. In the left sidebar, click E-Mail
  2. In the drop-down, click Create New Recipecreate new email recipe button image
  3. Choose whether you want emails rerouted from A single e-mail address or All e-mail addresses for this domain namechoose single or all image
  4. If you select A single e-mail address, input the email address and select the domain
  5. If you select All e-mail addresses for this domain, select the domain name from the corresponding drop-down menu.

    This will reroute ALL emails addresses within this domain to another mailbox.

  6. Under the Recipe Type header, select Mailboxmailbox recipe image
  7. Click Proceed
  8. On the next page, confirm you have selected the correct Recipient e-mail Address and Recipe Type
  9. Next to Deliver To, click the drop-down and select the mailbox where you want the emails deliveredsetup image
  10.  Click Create Mailbox Delivery

This may take up to 10 minutes to become active

Setting up a Forwarding Recipe

This recipe automatically forwards incoming mail to the destination address specified.

  1. In the left sidebar, click E-Mail
  2.  In the drop-down, click Create New Recipecreate new email recipe button image
  3. Select A single e-mail address and type in the email’s address and select the domain

    The All e-mail addresses for this domain name option does not work with forwarding emails.

    single email option image
  4. Under Recipe Type, select Forwardforward option image
  5. Click the Proceed button at the bottom of the page
  6. On the next page, confirm you have selected the correct Recipient E-mail Address and Recipe Type
  7. Next to Forward To, input the email where you want your domain emails forwardedsetup image
  8. If you want a our Junk Filter applied to the forwarded emails, click the box next to Junk E-mail Filtering
  9. Click Create Forward  

This may take up to 10 minutes to become active

Setting Up Forwarding in Webmail

If you want to set up email forwarding in your webmail client, you can do so by applying filters.

The graphics in this tutorial are using the interface skin "Larry." Button look and location in the "Classic" skin interface varies slightly but is very similar. The process remains the same.

  1. Log into your RoundCube email
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Click Filters
  4. Under Filters, click the + button
  5. Input “Forwarding” into the Filter name box
  6.  Under For Incoming Mail, select all messages
  7. Under ...execute the following actions, select Send message copy to from the drop-down
  8. In the box next to it, input the email address you want to receive the forwarded mail
  9. Click Save

Updated on May 8, 2020

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