Email is typically an integral part of most modern websites, especially if you have contact forms or utilize a cart to sell items on your website. It can become a bit confusing or time consuming trying to manage each address individually if you have multiple email addresses that you have to keep track of for your website(s). In some cases, it’s often easier to have all of the mail routed to one email address so that you can manage all mail related aspects of a website from one mailbox.
You can use forwarders for this, however, multiple forwarders can become kind of messy and ridiculous to maintain depending on the amount of email addresses. Something like this is typically a job best suited for a “catch all” email account. In this article we will go over how to create a catch all email address in Virtualmin. This article implies that you have already installed Virtualmin, if you have not done so yet please take a look at the following article: How to install Virtualmin (CentOS 7).
Before we get started, you’ll need to login to your Virtualmin or Webmin account. If you’re not certain how to do this, or learning is your jam, please review the following article, which should assist you with: How to login to Webmin. Once you’re logged in, please refer to the steps outlined below to set up a catch all email address in Virtualmin. Once this is in place it will become the default destination for any and all email being sent to the domain that it is set up on, unless otherwise specified.
- Under the Virtualmin section select the domain from the dropdown menu for which you’d like to setup a catch all email address
- Select the Edit Users Option
- Select the name of the account that you wish to make the catch all email address
- Select the Email Settings option
- In the Additional email addresses text box, type @yourdomain.tld replacing yourdomain.tld with your domain name
- When you’re satisfied click the Save button
This address will now be the default catch all email address for this domain, meaning all mail will now be forwarded to it.
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