Once you register your domain name (e.g yourwebsite.com ) , you would usually want to have a customized email address like email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org and the rest. As a brand, you really wouldn’t want to keep using free email services like Gmail, Yahoo, Mail, Hotmail etc on your branded materials because they don’t exactly look official; besides, very few people would take a business using free emails services on its branded materials seriously.
Don’t get it wrong, your email system will still very much be powered by these free email service providers at the backed but you’ll just have something else at the front end (more like a screen saver or pretty face) which you’ll give out.
So how do email forwarders work?
What the email forwarder actually does is to forward any email sent to a particular emails address specified in your DNS (e.g email@example.com) to an email address you assign (e.g firstname.lastname@example.org).
Can I assign more than one forwarder to the same email address?
Yes. For example, you can assign both email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org to email@example.com
How do I setup and email forwarder?
Login to Cpanel
Click on Forwarders
Click Add Forwarder
Supply the alias (e.g info, support, complaints etc) and the email address you want it forwarded to. Tick the “Forward to email address” option then click Add Forwarder
Give it about 1 hour then you can start using your branded email address