What is 'Email Forwarding'?

 

Email Forwarding

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an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">This is a service provided by Joker.com, which allows you to create email addresses for a domain, and to forward incoming emails for those addresses to an existing external mail account.

This means: You could have

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  • an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;"> info@yourdomain.com an>
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being forwarded to your email account at your ISP or email provider like Gmail, Yahoo or others.

Please be aware that:
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  • an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">email forwarding - like <abbr class="glossary" title="Universal Resource Locator ('Link')">URLabbr> forwarding - presumes, that the domain in question uses free 'Joker.com nameservice' (which is the default; see also <a class="intfaqlink" href="/faq/content/11/95/en/how-to-configure-name-servers.html">How to configure nameservers?a>, <a class="intfaqlink" href="/faq/content/11/102/en/how-do-i-change-my-name-servers.html">How do I change my nameservers?a>)
    Domains with foreign nameservice cannot use Joker.com email forwarding. Switching to 'Joker nameservice' can be easily done in '<a href="https://joker.com/goto/modify" target="_blank">My Domainsa>' chosing 'Modify' with the domain you want to change.
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  • an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">in '<a href="https://joker.com/goto/modify" target="_blank">My Domainsa>', visit '<abbr class="glossary" title="Domain Name Server">DNSabbr>' to add or modify email addresses for your domains
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  • an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">activating 'email forwarding' will automatically delete current '<abbr class="glossary" title="Mail eXchange">MXabbr>' records. This is due to technical reasons and cannot be avoided, so you could either let Joker.com handle your email, or a foreign mailserver.an>

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  • an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">It is also possible to create 'catch all'-addresses: If you enter '*' instead of 'your_name' as 'Email Address', all emails not matching any other address you created will go to the '*' entry.an>an>
  • an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">Additionally, a special account 'postmaster' does exist, which can be modified, but not deleted.
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  • an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">You also find an option to "block" certain addresses, which, when activated, will delete all incoming emails to this address.
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an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">For the amount of email addresses per domain, we do not police strict limits. Instead, we apply a fair-use-policy.
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an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">As long as we do not observe significant system impacts by either excessive amount of emails sent or addresses created, there will be no restrictions.
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an style="font-family: Arial,Helvetica;">'Excessive' here means significantly above average, and "system impact" means significant interference of the general system and/or other users.
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  • 25MB as max. size of a single mail
  • 400 mails per day per address

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Important: A newly created email address (or a changed target address) has to be activated by answering the 'activation email' being sent to the 'Target Email-Address' (click on the link within this email).
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