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What is an email catch-all? How can I set it up?

An email catch-all will gather all emails sent to unknown/misspelled email address recipients and deliver them successfully to the mailbox that had the catch-all option enabled.

e.g if you have an email box test@wpxexample.net and someone tries to email you at contact@wpxexample.net or user@wpxexample.net (basically anything used as a name before @wpxexample.net) you will still receive their messages at test@wpxexample.net.

The advantage of this feature is that it simulates having unlimited email aliases.

However, as a disadvantage, you’ll probably receive an unwanted amount of spam emails since the catch-all email will be easily reached no matter if the sender/bot uses an unknown/misspelled email address as long as it includes @wpxexample.net (as per the example above).

How can I set it up?

Please follow the steps below to set up an email catch-all.

Step 1. Log in to your WPX account.

You can log in to your WPX account here.

Step 2. Navigate to your hosting plan.

You can either find your hosting service through the navigation menu or within your dashboard. Once you log in to your WPX account select My Services (1) → WordPress Hosting (2).

Then you will see all of your hosting services with us. When you find the plan you want to manage, select the orange button Manage service.

Step 3. Navigate to the E-mail Boxes menu.

There you’ll find all of the previously created E-Mail Boxes. If you do not have one yet, make sure to check the following guide.

Then you’ll need to make sure to select the Settings menu for the e-mail box you’d like to set up a catch-all for.

Step 4. Catch-all e-mail box set up.

Now that we’ve selected the desired e-mail box, it’s time to enable the catch-all option. The first thing you should do after accessing the Settings menu is to check the box Set catch-all feature for this email (1) and then Submit (2) the changes.

If you’ve followed the guide and completed all of the steps, congratulations! You’ve successfully set up a catch-all for your e-mail box.

If you get stuck with anything discussed on this page, please get in touch with the WPX Support Team via live chat (use the bottom right-hand widget) and they will respond and help within 30 seconds or less.

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