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Can I have a mailbox and forwarder with the same name?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by schwim, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. schwim

    schwim Well-Known Member

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    Hi there everyone!

    I have an address that I use for all my forwarders(forwards@mydomain.com) and I would not only like to continue using it as a repository, I'd also like to forward any mail hitting that address to another mailbox (differentmail@differentdomain.com but same server)

    Can I create a forwarder for forwards@mydomain.com even though it has a mailbox or should I be handling this by way of filters(or something else)?

    Any insight would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    You can. With it, you'll forward and accept the email into that inbox.
     
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    If you forward from email-a to email-b, then i'm pretty sure that you'll end up with 2 copies.
    One in box-a, and a copy in box-b.

    You could try to create a filter rule.

    If to
    equals email-a
    redirect to email-b
    and
    discard message

    Although I think I tried this once and not entirely sure if it worked.
     
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    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    I'm pretty sure that's what he's looking for. ;)
     
  5. schwim

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    It is indeed, I set it up and we'll see how it goes :)

    Thanks for all your help!
     
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