With e-mail forwarders, incoming mails can be redirected from their original address to another or several others. Technically, the terms forward, forwarder, or forwarding do not have a particular technical meaning. This is because the e-mail server has been pre-programmed by an e-mail user to re-send or re-direct e-mails as they come. Of course, in some e-mail servers, the features of mail forwarders can be customized so as to redirect only certain e-mails.
What is an e-mail Forwarder?
An e-mail forwarder is an application that allows e-mail users to automatically have a copy of e-mails received to be sent to other e-mail addresses. This application is especially helpful for businessmen who manage several e-mail accounts for their business (or perhaps gave different e-mail addresses to different clients) as it enables them to read the e-mails in one e-mail server, but have been sent to different e-mail accounts.
How does an e-mail Forwarder Work
An e-mail forwarder is easy to operate. For example, if a businessman holds e-mail accounts such as email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com, that businessman, using an e-mail forwarder, can have a copy of every or some e-mails sent to those three accounts to one e-mail account, like perhaps, firstname.lastname@example.org. This way, the businessman or any e-mail users save time in checking each e-mail address for new e-mails. There will be only one e-mail account that is checked regularly, and that is the account to which all other e-mails are re-directed or re-sent.
In another example, a copy of the e-mails sent to one or a few e-mail addresses can be sent to several addresses. For an enterprise where the executive would like his team or a particular employee also receive a copy of important e-mails, the e-mail forwarder is very useful.
Generally, to have e-mails forwarded to, the e-mail user should work on each e-mail server and customize its forward e-mail settings. The users are asked to provide the e-mail address to which the e-mails received on that particular address be redirected to or send a copy to.
It should be emphasized that e-mail forwarder may already be available to almost all e-mail servers (server-based) or be added to cPanel e-mail system (client-based).
In addition, an e-mail forwarder permits users to have e-mails sent to different addresses to converge and in one address inbox.
Advantages of Creating an e-mail Forwarder
e-mail forwarders are beneficial not just to entrepreneurs. With their functionality, anybody who owns a few or several e-mail accounts can rely on them for convenience and promptness of reading or replying to e-mails.