Creating an Email Forwarding Rule is just like creating a signpost, and there is no physical storage associated with it. It is only used to direct your mail to an existing account like a Gmail, Yahoo or a Hotmail account for example. To be specific you could set up firstname.lastname@example.org and have any mail sent to that address sent to email@example.com. However, although you can setup mail to be sent TO the forwarding address, you cannot send FROM the forwarding address.
With one of our Mailboxes you can both send and receive at the new address. The mailboxes have full SPAM and Virus protection, 1GB of storage and we can help you set it up with Outlook, iPhone, Blackberry or any other mail client of your choice. Or if you prefer, all mailboxes come with free Webmail access so you can access your email on the go from any computer.