How to create a domain forwarder

Jun 22, 2020

In addition to creating individual email forwarders, you can also forward all emails for a domain to another domain. 

Domain forwarders transfer copies of all of a domain’s incoming email for non-existing accounts to another domain. Please note that if the mailbox exists on a source domain – the domain forwarder will not forward email for that mailbox.


Case: domain forwards all emails to domain

  • If [email protected] mailbox exists – the domain forwarder will not forward the email.
  • If [email protected] mailbox doesn’t exist – the domain forwarder will send the email.

To create a domain forwarder on your account, log in to your NOVA Client Area, and click on the cPanel icon under Your Active Services section:

Next, click the Forwarders options under the Email section:

To add a new domain forwarder, click the Add Domain Forwarder button in Forwarders section:

Select the desired domain from the dropdown list, and input the destination domain in the text box:

Click the Add Domain Forwarder button to save changes.

Once completed, you will be able to see the new domain forwarder in the list:

To remove the domain forwarder, click the Delete button on the right, and then the Delete Domain Forwarder button on the next page:

In general, we don’t recommend using forwarders as they can’t filter spam. As such – they’ll forward unsolicited messages, which can cause problems with blacklisting and mail server reputation.