Is it possible to create a mail forwarding without leaving a copy of all messages in the original mailbox?
Is it possible to create a forwarding rule for a non-existing email address?
The Mailbox (ability to store mail on the server) and Forwarding (mail forwarding to another mailbox) features can be configured in Plesk independently.
When creating a new mail address in Domains > example.com > Mail > Create Email Address, follow the steps:
- Uncheck the Mailbox checkbox.
Note: mailbox will not be available for sending emails
- On the Forwarding tab, select the Switch on mail forwarding checkbox and specify the addresses to which mail messages need to be forwarded.
- Click OK to finish the creation of a mail address.
For already existing mail addresses, the Mailbox feature can be disabled also: go to Domains > example.com > Mail > firstname.lastname@example.org uncheck the Mailbox checkbox and click OK. If required, add the necessary forwarding rules on the Forwarding tab.
When Mailbox checkbox is Uncheck then this mailbox is available for sending emails. The feature of enabling email forwarding without saving emails and leaving mailbox available for sending email is not implemented in Plesk yet. You can vote for this feature on Plesk User Voice portal.
As a workaround this functionality can be achieved by changing webmail settings :
Go to Plesk > Domains > example.com > Email Addresses > email@example.com > open webmail:
Settings > Filters > New Filter > name filter > All Messages > Discard Message > Save.
Mail > Filters > New Rule > name filter > All of the following > To / Contains / example.com > Delete Message completely > Save.