SOLVED How to set up DOT email forwards

MadDogDean

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Hey all,

Real simple question. How can I setup a forwarder using either "." or "+" (doesn't matter to us). Basically I want to setup so that I just create . or + email addys on the fly and they get where they should (mainly to prevent spam/selling of emails) - but I don;t want to have to create individual forwarders for all of these.

For example, I have the following email account, [email protected].
I want to forward all mail sent to [email protected] or [email protected] to be forwarded to [email protected]
All mail sent to [email protected], [email protected] to be forward to [email protected]

I looked through the cPanel docs but couldn't find anything. My hosting suggested to try adding a forwarder like bob.*@mydomain.com, but this didn't work, the email was just delivered to the CatchAll address.

Thanks for any suggestions.
Cheers, MadDogDean
 
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cPRex

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Hey there! I guess I'm not completely sure what you're trying to do. Are you wanting to setup a wildcard email forwarder for work.*.domain.com so those all go to bob and then home.*.domain.com so those all go to myemail? If so, this is an older thread, but it's still relevant to what you're trying to set up:


Let me know if that filter option helps!
 

MadDogDean

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Hey cPRex, thanks for that. There was another link in the link you sent that exactly answered what I was trying to do.

I guess I was focused on figuring out how to do it using Forwarders instead of Filters (couldn't see the forest with all those trees in the way!!)

Cheers