How to Configure E-mail Forwarder in Plesk?

Email forwarding is a feature that automatically redirects emails sent from one email address to another specified address.

In the Plesk panel, email forwarding redirects emails from one mailbox to another. This can be helpful if you want to consolidate your emails into a single inbox, manage multiple accounts more efficiently, or direct emails to a different address for specific purposes.

For example, suppose you have an email address like [email protected] but prefer receiving those emails in your Gmail account. In that case, you can set up email forwarding in Plesk to automatically send all incoming emails from [email protected] to your Gmail address. This simplifies email management and ensures you don't miss any important messages.

Email forwarding can serve as a backup or redundancy measure. It facilitates sending copies of emails to multiple addresses for backup purposes.


Steps to setup/enable mail forwarding in Plesk

To configure mail forwarding for an email address in Plesk, follow these detailed steps:

Step 1: Sign into your Plesk control panel using your username and password.

Step 2: Go to the "Mail" section in the menu on the left and select the specific email address you want to set up forwarding for. Here, we have selected the email address "[email protected]" as an example.

Step 3: Once you've selected the email address, click the "Forwarding" tab at the top of the settings page.

Step 4: Check the box labelled "Switch on mail forwarding" to turn on email forwarding for this address.

Step 5: Enter the email addresses to which you want incoming emails forwarded. You can list multiple addresses separated by spaces, commas, semicolons, or on separate lines.

Step 6: Tick the box if you want to keep copies of forwarded emails in your Plesk mailbox. Uncheck the box if you do not want to keep copies of forwarded emails in your email and want to delete them automatically.

Step 7: Click "OK" to save your settings.

Step 8: After you click the "OK" button, the email address you added in the "Forward incoming message" window will be set up to forward emails and will appear alongside the original email address.

Here, you can see that the email addresses [email protected] and [email protected] are set up as incoming forwarders.

By following these steps, you'll successfully configure mail forwarding for the chosen email address in Plesk. This ensures that incoming emails are redirected to the specified recipients based on your configured preferences.


Steps to Disable Mail Forwarding

To stop forwarding emails to a specific email address in Plesk, follow these steps:

Step 1: Log in to your Plesk control panel with your username and password. Find and click on the "Mail" section in the menu.

Step 2: In the "Mail" section, you'll see a list of email addresses associated with your domain. Click on the email address you want to stop forwarding for. Here, we have selected the email address "[email protected]" as an example.

Step 3: On the email address settings page, click the "Forwarding" tab.

Step 4: Look for the checkbox labelled "Switch on mail forwarding." If this checkbox is checked, forwarding is currently enabled.

Step 5: To turn off forwarding, uncheck the "Switch on mail forwarding" checkbox. This tells Plesk that you no longer want incoming emails for this address to be forwarded.

Step 6: After unchecking the checkbox, click the "OK" button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

Step 7: After clicking the "OK" button, the email address you added in the forward incoming message window will be deactivated and will disappear alongside the original email address.

Following these steps will disable mail forwarding for the selected email address in Plesk. This ensures incoming emails will no longer be forwarded to other addresses, giving you control over your email settings.



Configuring an email forwarder in Plesk is straightforward and allows you to redirect emails efficiently from one address to another. By logging into your Plesk control panel, accessing the email settings, and navigating to the forwarding tab, you can easily enable or disable mail forwarding for specific email addresses.

This feature streamlines email management, ensuring messages are directed to your intended recipients according to your preferences.


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