For a web developer, cPanel Webmail isn’t something unfamiliar. Each website that hosted in one system will have an associated email address following by web domain name. Several mailing systems such as RoundCube, Horde, and SquirrelMail doesn’t have a companion app for a mobile phone so the user can get notification anywhere rather than turning off the desktop computer to see whether new message. Since there’s no decent app for those services, the mainstream solution is forward webmail to another email account, for example, Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook.
Some people might confuse to configure mail forwarding capability on the specific webmail system. I’m using RoundCube and never found a setting to automatically forward webmail to another email account or personal account for convenience reason.
As it turns out, the forwarding system was not embedded inside the mail services, yet it actually located in the cPanel page. See the following guide to forward an email from webmail to another email account.
Forward Webmail to Another Email Account
Go to your cPanel account, locate the EMAIL section and select Forwarders.
Next, click Add Forwarder.
Now, fill the email address along with the domain which you want to forward (origin). Then, type the target email address. Finally, click Add Forwarder to finish the setup. You may want to enable Advanced Options but it’s not covered in this tutorial.
If everything goes fine, you will receive a message like this.
I recommend you to send a testing message to the original email and see if the target has also received the same content. For hosting reason, delays may happen sometimes but commonly less than a minute.
In addition, don’t forget to check the limit of Forwarders on your hosting plan. Some server has a maximum number of that feature. The CPU and memory usage also affected when the Forwarders enabled.
Forwarding Webmail to another email account is purely to get people notified when new messages coming. However, replying message should be conducted on the main account.