Email Forwarding lets you use your custom domain in your email address, so your email address can be just as memorable as your blog. All your mail will be forwarded to an email address you choose.
For example: if your email address is email@example.com, and you have the domain example.com in your blog, you can set up firstname.lastname@example.org using Email Forwarding. Emails sent to email@example.com will arrive at firstname.lastname@example.org
Custom domain owners can add five email forwards for each domain.
Managing email forwarding
You can configure Email Forwarding from My Domains, by clicking the Edit button next to your domain and then Email.
To set up a new email forward, enter the new email address you want to create in the first field, and the destination email address in the second field. You will receive an activation email in the destination address specified.
You can create up to five email forwards for each custom domain. To delete an existing email forward, click the Remove button. Click Edit to change the destination email address.
NOTE: If you’d like to send a test message, it MUST be done from a different email account than you are forwarding to.
If you do not see the fields to add your new email address, you’ll likely see this instead:
This domain currently has custom mail servers defined in its DNS settings. This means that WordPress.com Email Forwarding is not available for this domain, and that you should manage your email with your email provider.
This means you currently or previously were using email hosting using another service.
If you’re no longer using that email host, move to Edit DNS and remove all of the DNS settings related to your email host. This will likely include MX, CNAME, and possibly A records. If you need help with this, contact us!
Changing your From address
By default, your emails are sent with your existing email address in the From line. That is, others will see your existing email address and not the email address you set up using email forwarding.
The email address recipients see depends on how your email client is configured. Here are instructions on setting this up on some popular email clients:
Please note Gmail will not allow you to send emails from an alias. If you use Gmail, you need to sign up for email hosting with Google Apps.