What is the difference between an email account and a forwarder?

Updated 3 months ago by Theo Chu

An email account allows you to send and receive emails and an email forwarder is an email address that allows you to use a different email handle that forwards emails to your primary email name. For example, let's say your primary email handle is marketing@company.com but you also create the email forwarders social@company.com and newsletter@company.com. If anyone emails the latter email addresses, the email will be forwarded to marketing@company.com. Here are the main differences between an email account and an email forwarder:

Email Account

  • Full email account
  • You can send and receive emails
  • All emails sent to email forwarder are sent here

Email Forwarder

  • All email sent here is forwarded to your main email account
  • Can't access or sign into this account
  • Can't send or receive emails from this account

Now that you know the difference between an email account and a forwarder, find out how to create an email forwarder.

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