Namecheap Email Forwarding – For Shared Web Hosting Tutorial

Recently, I started another business venture to supplement my income. Instead of creating a brand new domain for my business, I decided to use a subdomain of anetcomputers.com. I did not necessarily want to create a separate email account for this business.

Namecheap has a feature with their shared hosting, that allows you to create an email forwarder. For example you can have all emails directed towards abuse@domain.com get fowarded to help@domain.com. This tutorial is for NameCheap customers whom are using shared web hosting.

You want to log into your NameCheap cPanel account for your shared hosting account. Scroll down until you see "Email". Click on "Forwarders".

You want to create an email account forwarder. This is not necessarily an email alias per se. However, this is exactly what I wanted for my new business venture.

Click on "Add Forwarder" under "Create an Email Account Forwarder". Under "Address to Forward" enter in the email alias address, so to speak, that you want mail forwarded to. Using the example from above, you would enter in "abuse".

Choose from a drop down list under "Domain, what domain you want to use. If you only have one domain with NameCheap, then you won't need to select a different domain. In a "Forward to Email Address" box, enter in the email address you want emails forwarded to.

Using example above, you would enter in help@domain.com. Down below click on "Add Forwarder". You have no created an email forwarder, which acts similar to an alias.

All emails sent to abuse@domain.com will get forwarded to help@domain.com. This can become conveniant for you for multiple reasons. I choose this route instead of purchasing a separate domain.

Also, this saves me hassle of creating a separate email account and having to monitor another email inbox.

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Aaron J. Berg is the owner of Anet Computers, host of the Reality PC podcast, and blogger at AnetComputers.com. For over thirteen years, he worked for fortune 500 companies and the United States Federal government supporting computers. Now he helps you solve your most common computer problems.

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