Newbie question:forwarding email while keeping a copy?

bpollina

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Hi!

Just got a new hosting account on kiosk.ws and I don't think tech support is undertanding what I want to do.

I have email account [email protected] and I want to send a COPY of ALL emails received on [email protected] to [email protected]. If I do a FORWARD,then the mail never gets to [email protected].

The purpose of this is so that I can get all my personal email forwarded to my work email so I have a backup and get it quicker (firewall won't let me view it online nor add it to work outlook as we're on exchange). My home PC isn't always on and I don't want to rely on it to do the forwarding.

I'm sure there is a way to do this easilly but I can't figure it out.

Any ideas?
 

cPanelDavidG

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The easiest way to do this is to set up both an account with that address and a forwarder with that address. The account will store a copy of the emails while the forwarder will forward a copy to your other address.
 

bpollina

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Thanks, but won't work.

My provider won't let me have double accounts like this.

It seems to me I had this problem on another host and someone gave me an archaic string to put onto the forwarder that told the server to "keep a copy" when you forward or something like that? Does this ring a bell? It was very cryptic but worked.
 

DaveUsedToWorkHere

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My provider won't let me have double accounts like this.

It seems to me I had this problem on another host and someone gave me an archaic string to put onto the forwarder that told the server to "keep a copy" when you forward or something like that? Does this ring a bell? It was very cryptic but worked.
That doesn't sound possible as you'll need an email account for the mail to be delivered to. AFAIK the only way to accomplish this is to have an email account in cPanel and then to add a forwarder that sends mail for that email account to your off-site account.
 

bpollina

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clarification.

Ok. here's the detailed description vs. theory.

I have an email [email protected] that is my email I check in outlook at home.

I wish to set cpanel up so that anytime anything goes to [email protected] it sends a COPY to my work account at [email protected] . From what I understand, using traditional 'forward' section deletes the copy after it forwards so that [email protected] would never see it, just [email protected] .

Does this help?

Thanks

Brad Pollina
 

dogslife

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The easiest way to do this is to set up both an account with that address and a forwarder with that address. The account will store a copy of the emails while the forwarder will forward a copy to your other address.
I'll just repeat what David said above. Create the account [email protected] and create a forwarder [email protected] >>> [email protected]

It's really that easy, and I do it exactly that way, and you'll get the same email at both accounts.

Really! Just do it now!

:)dogged
 

yapluka

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WITH NEW WHM and CPANEL is not porrible add forward to external email

HOW IS POSSIBLE?

when i add a forward from
[email protected]:xx
to
[email protected]
i receive

(Warning: [email protected] does not refer to a valid email account or alias. The address has been set to the main account)

With old WHM - CPANEL this was possible

BUG?
Yes, I just got the confirmation from cPanel support : it's actually a bug. It's working on X theme and failing on X3 theme.

Bug report here : http://bugzilla.cpanel.net/show_bug.cgi?id=5407
 

cPanelDavidG

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WITH NEW WHM and CPANEL is not porrible add forward to external email

HOW IS POSSIBLE?

when i add a forward from
[email protected]:xx
to
[email protected]
i receive

(Warning: [email protected] does not refer to a valid email account or alias. The address has been set to the main account)

With old WHM - CPANEL this was possible

BUG?
That should be possible.

If you are a root user, feel free to submit a ticket. Otherwise contact your web hosting provider regarding this issue so they can work with our techs to resolve the issue.