Setting Up A Catch-All Email Address In CPanel

You can use this article to set up a "catch-all" email address that will always accept and store any email coming into an account.

  1. Point your browser to
  2. If any security certificate alerts pop up, you can safely accept these. Our servers use a self-generated security certificate which keeps the data from the control panel secure when you visit it.
  3. Login to the control panel using your username and password supplied to you at sign up.
  4. Click the 'Mail' option, which is the very first icon.
  5. Click the 'Default Address' link on the Mail Manager menu.
  6. Click 'Set Default Address' at the bottom of the page.
  7. Here is where we will choose what your catch-all email address will be. Choose the domain you want to redirect email from and then type in a real email address. It's important that you use a valid email here, otherwise the mail will be lost.
  8. Click 'Change' to save your catch-all.
  9. Now any mail that comes to your server that is destined for an address that doesn't exist will still be delivered to your chosen address.

Note: We discourage the use of catch-all email addresses. You can become the victim of a spammer if you use a catch-all address. Spammers send out what are called 'dictionary attacks' sometimes, which means they send email to your domain for common names. Hundreds of them. bob@, sally@, rico@... And if you have a catch-all email address, the end result is that all of them get delivered. It can be a real pain.

Before you set up a catch all email address please read this article about why you should simply set this to :fail: or risk getting spammed.