The term email forwarding refers to an email being forwarded from a receiving address towards a third-party address which isn't mentioned as a receiver. For instance, a customer sends out an e-mail from their private mailbox to email@example.com and as much as they are concerned, this is actually the only recipient. If there is an active forwarding, the message may be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org, for instance, even though the customer never intended the message to be sent there and may not be aware of the existence of this mailbox. There are several purposes for making use of such forwarding. For instance, if you've got many e-mail addresses you're able to forward each of them to a single mailbox, which will make checking e-mails easier and allows you to collect messages and respond to them in a timely manner. The function may also be used in case a number of people should receive a copy of an electronic message sent to a general mail box.