A catch-all mailbox is one that gathers all the email messages sent to non-existent email addresses. For instance, if your email address is [email protected], but someone miswrites it and sends a message to [email protected], it will still be received in the catch-all mailbox that you have created. Only one single mailbox per domain name can have this feature activated and in this way you’ll never miss emails because the other party has an outdated email address or has made a typographical error. The disadvantage of using a catch-all mailbox is that you may begin receiving lots of unsolicited bulk email messages, but this problem can be resolved by using anti-spam protection software. It’s also important to remember that a mailbox with an activated catch-all functionality cannot forward inbound email messages to a third-party mailbox.

Catch-all Emails in Web Hosting

You’ll be able to set up a catch-all mailbox without any effort in case you have a web hosting plan with our company. The Email Manager in our custom-developed Hepsia hosting Control Panel is feature-laden, yet really simple to use, and it will permit you to enable various options, including the catch-all one, with just a couple of clicks. All the mailboxes that you’ve created will be listed in alphabetical order in this section and to the right of each of them you’ll notice a mini "Catch-all" logo. Clicking it once will activate this option, clicking it once more will deactivate it. As you can have only one such mailbox per domain, our system will alert you if you’ve already got a different mailbox with this feature enabled or if you have activated email forwarding.