When hosting your email on a cPanel server, not only that you can get all the security benefits and ease-of-use that it provides, but you can also forward each email you receive to another email client such as Google Gmail and others.
There are two ways you can do this and the one you opt for will depend on your use case.
You want to receive and reply to your emails from another email client:
Let's say that you are a Google user and would like to manage the emails that are sent to your hosting accounts in Gmail.
The first thing you need to do is to log in to your Webmail account at either:
You can also access the email account from within your cPanel >>> Email >>> Email Accounts pane.
Once you have successfully authenticated, find the Forwarders option.
This is where you can configure an email address you have created in cPanel to forward incoming emails to your Google email or another address.
Click on it and you will see next to the Add Forwarder button.
Click on it, type in your Google email address, and then the button below the Destination field.
Now go back to your Google account, log in and visit either of these two URLs (depending on your use case), follow the instructions to complete the process:
- Add another email account to the Gmail app
- Check emails from other accounts
- Get Gmail features for your other email accounts
You want to just receive emails in your Google email but respond via Webmail:
For this, all you need to do is to log in to Webmail, select the Forwarder option, and then click Add Forwarder.
Once you have added the forwarder, the mail server will henceforth send each email you receive to the Google or non-Gmail account(s) you are forwarding to.
But you will need to log in to Webmail to respond or reply to the emails.
If there come a time that you wish to remove a domain forwarder you added, just click Delete next to the domain forwarder that you wish to remove, and then click Delete Domain Forwarder to confirm.