How To Create An Email Forwarder

Jun 22, 2020

To create an email forwarder on your account, log in to your cPanel control panel. Click here for instructions on how to get to cPanel.


Next, click the Forwarders options under the Email section:

Add Forwarder

To set up an email forwarder, click the Add Forwarder button:

Input the desired email address, select the domain name from the dropdown list, and then input the email address you want all emails for this email account to forward to:

Once done, click the Add Forwarder button to save changes.

You will see a confirmation message:

Verify Forwarder

Then you’ll be able to locate the new forwarder in the list of forwarders:

That’s it!

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.

A better way to receive emails from another email account is to use a pull feature from an existing mailbox. For example, you can set up your Gmail account to pull emails from your email address at Skystra.

Gmail Email Forwarder


To set this up, log in to your Gmail account, click the cogwheel icon in the top-right corner and select the Settings option:

Add Mail Account

Go to Accounts section, then click Add a mail account option:

Add Email

A new browser pop-up will launch where you need to input the email address you want Gmail to pull emails from.

Input your email address, and click the Next button to proceed further.

Email Details

On the following page, fill in the fields and select options as needed:

Username: Your full email address (you’re pulling emails from)

Password: Password for your email account

POP Server and Port: Leave default as Gmail usually guesses it properly

Leave a copy of retrieved message on the server: Check this if you want Gmail to leave copies of pulled emails on the source server (your original email account)

Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail: Enable this for security purposes

Label incoming messages: Set this up if you want all new emails pulled from the source email address to have a custom label

Archive incoming messages: Check this option if you want emails from the source email address to be archived automatically and not show in your Gmail inbox

Once ready, click the Add Account button.

Sending Emails

Next, choose if you want to be able to send emails from a source account using Gmail.

If no, click the Finish button to finish the setup process.

If yes, click the Next button and input the desired name to proceed further with the setup.