There could be a few reasons why you are setting up an email forwarder.
You may want to create one so you can forward emails to your email address that you have set up with a 3rd party client, such as Outlook or Gmail.
This is great if you want to make your email address look more professional.
You may have purchased a new domain name and want to create a professional looking email address, but would prefer to read your emails in your Gmail or Outlook account.
Or maybe you have a small business and you need to set up a forwarder to send emails to different departments.
You have ‘email@example.com’ set up as a forwarder, but you want any emails that customers send to this address to be forwarded to
'firstname.lastname@example.org’, the sales team and so on.
But before you begin setting one up, we have an important note.
Please be aware that you cannot use an existing mailbox which you already have set up with 123-reg, as an email forwarder.
This is because an email forwarder is not the same as a mailbox.
Any emails sent to the forwarder ‘email@example.com’ will not actually be stored in a mailbox.
This means that you will not be able to log into this account or view any emails for it using ‘123-webmail’.
See it as a sort of ‘email cover’ or ‘diversion’; it is created to forward emails to another mailbox or multiple mailboxes.
So you could advertise on your website for emails to be sent to ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’ but these emails will actually be sent to the other three mailboxes which you already have set up.
This also applies to your 3rd party client.
If you create an email forwarder; you will only be able to view the emails in your 3rd party client, so Gmail or Outlook, and not in 123-webmail.
*If you have set up a 123-reg email address and use 123-webmail to view your emails, but also wish to view them in your 3rd party client, then click here to learn how to do this.
Please also note: that when you reply to an email, the email address that you send the email from will be shown, instead of the email forwarder that you set up.
So in our example: if you receive an email forwarded from ‘email@example.com’ and you reply to it using ‘firstname.lastname@example.org’, then the recipient will see this email address and not the email forwarder, because remember, you cannot use this account to send or receive emails.
Let’s begin. Ok, so to create an email forwarder, first log into your 123-reg account using your username and password.
In your 123-reg control panel, have a look in the ‘email’ section and click on ‘manage email’.
Now hover over ‘create’ and click on ‘forward’.
Ok, so you can now enter the email address you wish to forward your emails to.
First enter the prefix, that’s the part before the ‘@’ symbol, and then select the domain name.
Just here, select the type as ‘forward’ and then in this box, type in the email address you wish to forward the emails to.
If you wish to send your emails to more than one email address, then add in the additional addresses but make sure to separate them with a ‘comma’.
Once you’ve done this, click save & exit, unless you want to add another email forwarder.
That’s it; your email forwarder is set up, so anytime an email is sent to this address, it will send the emails to the mailbox or mailboxes that you have instructed them to be forwarded to.