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How to Configure a forwarding email account [WordPress/cPanel]

It’s driving you crazy! You need to create a forwarding email account in cPanel because you have a bunch of domain email accounts.

It would be so much better to see all of those emails in one place.

You’ve created a domain email account for WordPress in cPanel. You now realize that you could use multiple domain email accounts. Each can focus on different purposes, for example:


… and the list goes on. You’re not interested in logging into each account every day to check for messages. You don’t want to configure multiple domain email accounts on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Why use a Forwarding Email Account?

When using the StockUnlocks plugin to run your online business to deliver mobile and cell phone unlock codes, you may have to manage communication between multiple domain email accounts.

How can you easily monitor multiple email accounts for important messages? One way would be to create a single domain email account and then create an email ‘Forwarder’ in cPanel.

The email Forwarder sends a copy of any incoming email from one address to another.

Creating the Forwarding Email Account

Maybe you’ve created multiple domain email accounts using the tutorial how to create a domain email account for WordPress usiinng cPanel. Next, create an additional domain email account and name it something like

Follow these steps to configure a forwarding email account in cPanel:

Step 1: Log into your cPanel account and go to the section labeled ‘EMAIL’ 

forwarding email account section in cpanelStep 2: Click on ‘Forwarders’

A page will open, displaying the configuration settings for an Email Account Forwarder.

Step 3: Select the target domain in the drop-down list under ‘Managing’

cpanel add email forwarder buttonStep 4: Click on ‘Add Forwarder’ to create the Email Account Forwarder

The ‘Add a New Forwarder’ page will open

add new forwarding email account buttonStep 5: Enter the email address to be forwarded into the ‘Address to Forward:’ field

If you would like to forward email from, then you will simply type ‘sales’ in this field, leaving off ‘’ .

Step 6: Select the domain in the drop-down list under ‘Domain’

Step 7: Select ‘Forward to Email Address’ and type the destination email address under the section labeled ‘Destination’

For example, here is where you will type ‘’

Step 8: Click on ‘Add Forwarder’ to complete the process

You should see the message ‘All email sent to “” will now be copied to “”’ 

Step 9: Click on ‘Go Back’ to proceed to add another Email Account Forwarder

Start at Step 4 above to configure additional domain email accounts to use an Email Account Forwarder.

Testing the Forwarding Email Account

Use another email application on your computer, smartphone or tablet to send a test message to any one of the email accounts. For example, send an email message to to test the message forwarding.

You should receive a copy of the message in the new email account forwarder ( Once you’ve verified that everything is working, you’re all set to monitor multiple email addresses from a single email account.

Replying from a Forwarding Email Account

When monitoring your designated Email Account Forwarder (, you realize that a particular message requires a reply.

You could simply reply to the message from the email account. However, that may confuse the recipient, especially since they were expecting a reply from

Access Email Accounts via cPanel if you want to reply to an email message using the intended recipient account:

Step 1: Log into your cPanel account and go to the section with the heading ‘EMAIL’ 

domain email accounts section in cpanelStep 2: Click on ‘Email Accounts’

Step 3: Find the desired email account and click ‘Access Webmail’

Note: If you haven’t chosen a default webmail application, you will have to do so at this time. Otherwise, the default webmail application will open, allowing you to read and reply to specific messages.

In Summary

An Email Account Forwarder sends a copy of any incoming email from one address to another. For example, you can forward to so that you only have one inbox to check.

cPanel makes it easy for you to create multiple domain email accounts. Afterwards, you can designate a single email account as the Email Account Forwarder.

There are many other options available for the cPanel Email Account Forwarder:

  • Add Domain Forwarder
  • Discard and send an error to the sender
  • Forward to a system account
  • Pipe to a program
  • Discard (Not Recommended)

Have you used any of these other forwarding email options? If you have, what are the benefits or drawbacks? Leave a comment and educate us!

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