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How to Create an Email Forwarder in Webmail

What are Email Forwarders?

If you have multiple email addresses for your business, it’s a good practice to forward all email messages to one account. So if you have,, and email addresses, all of them can be sent to one account such as or even your personal Gmail or yahoo mail email such as

Email Account Forwarders are assigned as one forwarder per email account. You can create multiple forwarders, but you have to do them individually. So for example, if you have 7 members of your litigation team, you can have a central litigation email like that you can send emails to and it forwards to all the email addresses of the 7 lawyers in that department. You can also set one for all the partners or members of any group so you do not have to spend time typing the email address of each member of the group every time you want to send it to them.

Sometimes too, you may be working on a transaction with a client or another law firm. Instead of typing the addresses of all the people involved in every email, you may just set up forwarding so that once you send to the team email, everyone in the team gets the email. This is quite useful for long term transactions and avoids the issue of mistakenly omitting to copy a party.

Creating a Forwarder in Webmail

  1. Start by logging into webmail. Remember, you can log into webmail by visiting Also be sure to use the full email address as the username and the password associated with the email account you are logging into.
  2. Now, verify you are logged into the correct email address and click “Forwarders“.
  3. This screen shows you currently have no forwarders set up. Click “Add Forwarder“.
  4. Fill in the field with the address to forward to and click “add forwarder“.
  5. Now, go back to “forwarding options” and verify that your forwarder is set up properly!

Forward All Email for a Domain

  1. Log into the cPanel.
  2. Click Forwarders in the Mail section.
  3. Click Add Domain Forwarder.
    forwarding domain in cpanel
  4. Select the Domain you want to forward email from, in the drop-down box. Then, enter the domain you want to forward to. The official cPanel documentation notes: “Domain forwarding takes place only when a delivery is not successful. For example, a user sends an email to If is an existing email address or auto responder, then the email will not be forwarded.”
  5. Click Add Domain Forwarder.
    cpanel domain forwarder setup pageYou are finished when you see a message similar to: “File updated ‘/etc/vdomainaliases/’ All email sent to will now be copied to”.domain forwarder successfully created in cpanel

Congratulations! You now know how to set up email forwarders in cPanel! Check out our Email section for more helpful tutorials.