Setup catchall email addresses?



Hi there, just started to set up a new VPS install of Nethserver. I have been using redmail so far, which is ok but not totally.

But, what I am used to do it set up a catch all email address. How can I set up one with nethserver? Of course could set it up directly via CLI on postfix, but would rather use Nethserver for it. So far I like it better than Webmin, cause it is simple and just need to configure basics. Although adding a catch all is, I think, also pretty basic.

Keep up the good work. Hope someone can help me answer my question.


(Davide Principi) #2

Is this your case?

“To keep an hidden copy of any message traversing the mail server, enable the Always send a copy (Bcc) check box. This feature is different from the same check box under Email > Domain as it does not differentiate between mail domains and catches also any outgoing message.”


Hi @davidep,

No, that’s not what I meant. What you suggest is for outgoing messages, while I want a catch-all address for incoming. Sorry, I have not been clear enough in my question. Thanks for the quick reply though!

(Davide Principi) #4

AFAIK it catches any message transiting into the mail system: “keep an hidden copy of any message traversing the mail server”. If it does not catch them all, it is a bug.

(Davide Principi) #5

To have a copy of messages directed to a particular domain there is a similar checkbox under “Email > Domain” Tab

“NethServer allows storing an hidden copy of all messages directed to a particular domain: they will be delivered to the final recipient and also to a local user (or group). The hidden copy is enabled by the Always send a copy (Bcc) check box.”

(Jason Anrugas) #6

Don’t BCC all mails, only catch ‘unknown recipients’

You have to use following:

  1. Email -> Domain
  2. Edit your Domain
  3. Checkbox -> ‘Accept unknown recipients’
  4. Now you can put in your ‘delivery to’ mail address

I like that feature. I use it to determine where my SPAM comes from.
For each internet account I have different mail addresses like:,,,,, etc.

(Filippo Carletti) #7

You could use “plus addressing” for that. See:

It’s enabled by default on NethServer.