Cyberpanel – forward emails without keeping a copy on the server

In Cpanel – I mainly used email addresses as a way to forward emails to my personal gmail account.  I sometimes also used the ‘catch all” forwarding for the entire domain so that I didn’t even need to bother creating specific email addresses in cpanel.

Migrating to cyberpanel was NOT seamless when it comes to email, but I found a way to forward emails and not keep them on the server, mirroring the “forward” option within cpanel.

First, in cyberpanel, you create the forwarded email.  Under email –> Create email

then select your website and add an email account.  This will create an account on the server, which you can access with the “access webmail” option within cyberpanel.  It is a simple, web based email client.

Next, set up forwarding in cyberpanel.  Under email –> email forwarding –> select website

And then set-up the forwarding to the email destination of your choice.

At this point, email forwarding should be working, but a copy of any incoming emails will be saved on the server, accessible from the simple web based email client.

In order to prevent those received emails from getting saved on the server, you have to go into the cyberpanel database.  This isn’t actually too hard, although it may be intimidating to beginners.  Select the “databases” option from the left menu, and then select “phpmyadmin”.  This will load a techy looking interface, listing all of the databases down the left side.  There should be one titled “Cyberpanel” next to a plus sign.  Click on the word “Cyberpanel” and in the right panel you will see the list of tables, one of them will be titled “e-forwardings” – select that one and you will then see a list of the contents.

It will list each email address you forwarded, twice.  One line will be the email forwarded to itself (the email stored on the server) and another line that will list the forwarded address.  You want to delete the line that has the original email address listed twice – you just click on the word “delete” and that’s it.

So, you create the email address, forward the email address, delete the duplicate address.  Hopefully this helps.

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