The term email forwarding describes a message being forwarded from a recipient address towards a third-party address that's not listed as a recipient. For instance, a customer sends an e-mail from their personal mailbox to [email protected] and as far as they are concerned, it is the single recipient. If there is an active forwarding, the e-mail can be sent to [email protected], for example, although the customer in no way meant the email to be sent there and might not be aware of the presence of this mail box. There are various purposes for using such forwarding. For example, if you've various e-mail addresses it is easy to forward them all to a one mailbox, which can make checking e-mails less difficult and will allow you to receive e-mails and respond to them in a timely manner. The feature could also be used in case a number of individuals should receive a copy of an e mail message sent to a general mailbox.