A catch-all mailbox is one that collects all the emails sent to invalid email addresses. For instance, if your address is info@domain.com, but somebody misspells it and sends an email to inof@domain.com, it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have set up. Only one single mailbox per domain can have this feature enabled and thus you’ll never miss emails because the other side has an out-of-date email address or has made a mistake. The negative aspect of using a catch-all mailbox is that you may start receiving plenty of unsolicited email messages, but this issue can be fixed using anti-spam protection software. It is also crucial to know that a mailbox with an enabled catch-all functionality cannot forward inbound emails to a third-party email address.

Catch-all Emails in Shared Web Hosting

In case you host a domain on our cloud platform and you have a shared web hosting account, you’ll be able to enable the catch-all feature for any email mailbox that you create under the domain. The Hepsia hosting Control Panel’s Email Manager section offers quite a lot of features, but it is amazingly easy to use, so configuring a catch-all mailbox takes only a click. All the email addresses that you have created will be displayed in this section alphabetically and you will only have to click the "Catch-all" button associated with the respective email address. Our system will notify you if there’s already another catch-all mailbox enabled for that domain name or if the one that you’d like to be a catch-all mailbox has email forwarding enabled, so you can either turn off the latter feature or pick another mailbox. Deactivating the catch-all feature is just as easy and takes one more click on the same button.