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Create a Return to Sender Failure Message for Unrouted Emails in cPanel

Posted by Jamison on 11 11 2015.

Managing your website’s emails is easy with the help of the cPanel. You can create, add, and modify as many email addresses as you want using this interface. Free email addresses from Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL may be convenient but they sure don’t look very professional. Once you have your own domain name, you can make use of customized email addresses that will look like you@yourowndomain.com and you can use cPanel to manage your email.

 

Dealing with changes and modifications in cPanel is very easy. The interface is not only straightforward, but it also provides tools to make things simple for anyone, even those who are just beginning to run their own websites. One smart email management feature in cPanel allows you to create a bounce failure message for unrouted emails. If you want to know how to create a return-to-sender message in cPanel, just read and follow the steps below:

 

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Managing your website’s emails is easy with the help of the cPanel. You can create, add, and modify as many email addresses as you want using this interface. Free email addresses from Gmail, Yahoo, or AOL may be convenient but they sure don’t look very professional. Once you have your own domain name, you can make use of customized email addresses that will look like you@yourowndomain.com and you can use cPanel to manage your email.

 

Dealing with changes and modifications in cPanel is very easy. The interface is not only straightforward, but it also provides tools to make things simple for anyone, even those who are just beginning to run their own websites. One smart email management feature in cPanel allows you to create a bounce failure message for unrouted emails. If you want to know how to create a return-to-sender message in cPanel, just read and follow the steps below:

 

Step 1. Log in to your cPanel account.

 

It is suggested that you use https://www.yourdomain.com:2083 to log into your control panel. This protocol uses a secure or encrypted connection. By the way, the yourdomain.com here means you should use your actual domain name.

 

Step 2. Move to the Mail Section of the cPanel.

 

Step 3. Look for the Default Address icon and click on it. Before you proceed, it would be a good idea to read the notes found on the Set Default Address. This will give you an explanation on what you are about to do.

 

Step 4. From the drop down menu of the “Send all unrouted email for:” tab, pick the domain name that you will use to set the bounce back or failure message. It’s important that you do not use free Google or Yahoo email addresses for this because eventually such emails would be blocked.

 

Step 5. Pick the option “Discard with error to sender (at SMTP time)” if you want your domain email to return to sender or bounce back any mail sent from an invalid address. Although there is already a default error message available, you have an option to change it to whatever failure message you want. Just type your new message on the field provided. After you have done the changes, don’t forget to save it by clicking on the Change button.

 

Another Option to Deal with Unrouted Emails

 

Aside from the steps above, there are other ways you can take to deal with unrouted emails. For one, you can decide to forward unrouted mails to a valid email address. You can do this by “Forward to email address” option from the drop down menu of the Email tab in cPanel. After you select this, you can provide an e-mail address on the text box provided. Once you have determined the destination email, you can save the changes by clicking on the Change button.

 

Although forwarding unrouted emails to a free email account or an ISP email address may look like a good option, it’s not really recommended as it can result in your mails being blocked.