Question about replying from a forwarded email


#1

I have several email accounts forwarded to a Gmail account. I would like to set up the option on Gmail that allows you to respond to an email from the address it was sent from. To do that I need to set up an account for my forwarded address in Gmail. Every time I try I get this message “Couldn’t reach server. Please double-check the server and port number.”

The SMTP server which is automatically filled in in the Gmail form is: mail.post.000webhost.com
I have not found anywhere to verify if that is right.
I have also tried all the different port options (587, 465, 25) and none of them work.
I have tried selecting both “Secured connection using TLS,” and “Secured connection using SSL” neither of those seems to work.

Could you please help me figure out what I am doing wrong?

Thank you for your help.


#2

Hi @EnglishWise!

000webhost supports only forwarders like

client_email@provider.com ---> email@domain.com --> your mailbox

It does not support forwarders/replies like:

your mailbox ---> email@domain.com ---> client_email@provider.com


#3

For that, you should have a look at


#4

Does that mean that it is impossible to respond to an email from the same address it was sent to? If it is, would that be different if I signed up for a professional account?


#5

Does that mean that it is impossible to respond to an email from the same address it was sent to?

Yes.

If it is, would that be different if I signed up for a professional account?

Yes. Paid accounts do support mailboxes :wink:


#6

@EnglishWise Try this, this tutorial will help you set reply to address of your forwarded email.

If you’ve any doubts do ask.


#7

Thank you so much!
:grinning: