How to Set Up Email Forwarders in cPanel

Webmail Email Forwarding made easy

Here is everything that you need to know about webmail email forwarding.

The other day I got wondering what had happened to my Webmail account. You know, the one in cPanel, which I set up when I signed up with my Web Host? To those who are not in the know, my site is hosted by InterServer which, by the way, has turned out to be one of the best hosts that I have ever used. There was, at the time, something rather nice about having an email address that reads

Accumulated Spam

  • The reality, however, is that I am a creature of habit and only ever use one email account; my gmail account.
  • Another reason why I have not been checking my Webmail account is the fact that its such a pain-in-the-something to get logged into my cPanel.
  • In any case, after logging into my cPanel and then into my Webmail, I discovered that I had, during the course of two months, accumulated an impressive 60 messages.
  • All of them were, however, Spam. I suspect it was those bogus WordPress subscribers that I have been dealing with who have been trying to use my site to gather backlinks.

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How to forward email from my Webmail Account

So, how do I solve the problem that arises from the fact that I only ever use one email account; my Gmail account? What do I do with the messages that are sent to the admin email of my site? The answer to this conundrum lies in setting up email forwarders in my cPanel. This way, all the messages that I receive in my site’s Webmail will instantly be forwarded to my Gmail account. So, how I do I set up webmail email forwarding?

Setting Webmail Email Forwarding

Forward Mail to Gmail from Webmail
Webmail Email Forwarding

Getting setup is easy enough. All that you need to do is take the following steps;

  • Log into your cPanel
  • Scroll down to the “Email” section and click on “Forwarders.”
  • Click on “Add Forwarders”
  • Fill in the address from which you wish to forward email messages. This should be
  • Fill in the email address to which you wish the messages to be forwarded.
  • Click on “Add Forwarder” and you are done.

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How it works

From now on, any message that you receive in your Webmail’s inbox will be forwarded to your chosen email account. In my case, this means that all those Spam messages that I have been receiving will now be copied to my Gmail account, which I check on a daily basis. This may seem counterproductive, but I do use my Webmail account on some pages on my website. I wouldn’t want any genuine messages to stay ignored in an account that I hardly ever open.

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