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How to create a default email account

Now let's set our default (or catchall) email address. The default email address will "catch" any mail that is sent to an invalid email address for your domain. This tutorial will assume that you are already logged into your cPanel. If you are having problems doing that or don't know how, please view the tutorial named: How to log into cPanel.

On your cPanel main page scroll down to the section called mail and click on the default address link. This will take you to a screen where you set your default email address. All emails sent to an address you have not defined will go to the email address you enter here.

Initally, your default POP address is set as your catch-all account. For example, yourdomain.com would give you an initial default address of yourdomain@yourdomain.com. In this tutorial we are going to change this as most people don't use their default POP accounts.

In the line with the radio button marked forward to email address enter into the box the email address you want to use as the default address. Then click the change button and your default email address has now been set.

You can now click the home link in the upper left corner and return to the main cPanel page or to exit cPanel use the logout link in the upper right corner. Remember, if you are using a public computer, ALWAYS logout of cPanel before closing.

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