A forwarder is an alias for an email account, where all received emails can be sent on to a nominated email address or deleted.
Forwarders can be used as a proxy that can be dispensed with if it ever gets compromised. Use one to receive notifications from Smallsite Design. Or they can be used as a temporary email for signing up to a service. Having different forwarders for different services means that incoming emails all arrive at the same real account, but the purpose of the sender can be deduced from the To email forwarder that it arrived through.
Smallsite Design requires a noreply account on the domain it is installed in. It is used for all outgoing notifications, so they are meant not to be replied to. To make the noreply account do that, a forwarder for it to reject incoming emails is required. When emails arrive that may need to be replied to, such as via the Contact page, transfer them to the noreply account in an email client and use it to send the reply. Doing this will keep the real account private by forcing use of the Contact page.
This procedure is intended to be performed by: Site owner.
To create a forwarder:
2Open the Forwarders page
by clicking the Forwarders link in the Email section.
3Initiate the addition
by clicking on the Add Forwarder button.
4If rejecting emails is required, show more options
by clicking on the Advanced Options button.
5Specify the required information
|a||Address to Forward||Type the name of the email account to be the proxy for a real account, or noreply to reject emails for the noreply account||fakeme|
|b||Domain||Select the domain to host the account||mydomain.com|
|c||Destination||Select the required option.|
- Proxy: Forward to Email Address.
- Reject: Discard
|d||Forward to Email Address||Type the full email address to be forwarded to. Can be any email address, even one for a domain not on the firstname.lastname@example.org|
6Create the forwarder
by clicking the Add Forwarder button.