What is email forwarding?
Email forwarding is a service provided by 000webhost for free hosting clients without any charge. It means an email sent to one address can be re-delivered to another without being stored on 000webhost mail servers.
What is the difference between regular email and a email forwarding?
Regular email, and forwarding email accounts, are two different account types. You can only have email forwarder in free hosting account.
Regular email accounts enable you to send, receive, and access your email from webmail, or using an email client application (like Outlook, or Apple Mail, for example).
Forwarding email accounts allow you to automatically direct incoming messages to another email address, such as your Gmail account. There is no inbox for a forwarding account, and nothing is stored. We redirect any email messages sent to your forwarding account address to the other email address you specify.
How to create email forwarder?
Before you start creating email forwarders make sure that you have parked your domain to 000webhost. It is not possible to use 000webhostapp.com domain for email forwarders.
- Login to cpanel
- Go to "Manage Emails" section
- Click on "Create"
- Choose name for your mailbox
- Enter email address to forward message to
Reply to emails using email forwarder
Instructions to create reply to address for your email forwarder in this tutorial
Changing your email forwarder destination
When you need to change where your email forwarder, here's how:
- Remove email forwarder
- Create new forwarder with updated email address
Why can't I create mail forwarder on free subdomain?
In earlier 000webhost version it was allowed to create email forwarders using free subdomains. This service was causing recursion for mail servers and degraded service performance. You can create email forwarders for domains you have parked to 000webhost name servers.
Why can't I create mail forwarder on CNAME pointed domain?
Domains that are pointed using CNAME record can not have email forwarders because 000webhost does not control your domain MX record. If you want to use email forwarder you have to change DNS settings and park domain to 000webhost name servers.