CATCH ALL FOR SECONDARY DOMAINS

Step by Step tutorial on how to create catch all account which works with secondary domains too in G Suite (Google Apps)

Till today (October 2017), Google does not allow to create catch all account which works with multiple domains in Google Apps, below work around will help you overcome this limitation

STEP 1 - Login to Google Apps Admin Console

  • Go to admin.google.com
  • Enter your G Suite Admin id and password, and login to google apps admin console

STEP 2 NAVIGATE AND CLICK ON GOOGLE APPS

Click on Google Apps Icon

Once you are in your Google Apps control panel, click on “Google Apps” as shown in the screenshot

STEP 3 NAVIGATE AND CLICK ON GMAIL

Navigate and click on Gmail

You will all the services offered under Google Apps here, click on GMAIL, as shown in the screenshot

STEP 4 – NAVIGATE AND CLICK ON DEFAULT ROUTING

Click on default routing in google apps

Once you are in Gmail settings, click on “Default Routing” as shown in the screenshot

STEP 5 – CLICK ON ADD SETTING TO DEFINE RULE

Google Apps Catch all setup

Under default routing click on “Add Setting” as shown in the screenshot

STEP 6 – DEFINE ROUTING FOR ALL RECIPIENTS

Define_email_routing_for_All_Recipients

Once you are in your Google Apps control panel, click on Google Apps as shown in the screenshot

STEP 7 – CHANGE THE ENVELOPE RECIPIENT WITH YOUR CATCH ALL ID

Change_the_Envelope_Recipient_with_your_catch__1
  • Under Envelope Recipient, checkmark “change envelope recipient”
  • Click first radio button which says “Replace recipient” and put your catch all email address here
  • Look at the screenshot for reference

STEP 8 (last step) – Apply this rule only for users which does don't exist

  • Under Envelope Recipient, checkmark “change envelope recipient”
  • Click first radio button which says “Replace recipient” and put your catch all email address here
  • Look at the screenshot for reference
  • Understanding what exactly we did-: We created a server side rule in Google Apps which says “If any email comes for any of your domains for a user whic does NOT exists in your Google Apps, then change its recipeint id to yourcatchallaccount@yourdomain.com
  • Congratulations, you have now configured catch all address in Google Apps which will work with your primary and secondary domains in Google Apps, other benefits you have earned after configuring your catch all account

Google Apps Wildcard Email –:

You have configured the catch all email address to make your Gmail for business work as “Google Apps Wildcard Email”.

Catch All Domain-:

Sometimes you are just a single user, and would like to receive all the messages sent to any id on your domain, by configuring catch all email id, your whole domain becomes a “Catch all Domain”

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3 thoughts on “creating-catch-all-account-which-works-with-multiple-domains-in-google-apps/

  1. So I have a legacy account and no longer have the same routing options. Getting a 550 error on two alias emails. Any work around that you know of?

    • Hello Diana – Google Apps free (or so called legacy) edition does not have these advance routing option to create catch all for secondary domain, however you can still create catch all which will work for your primary domain, simply search for catch call in google apps admin console main search bar at the top.

      Regarding your aliases, there might be a few reason for 550 error, usually google mentions the reason in the bounce notification which it sends to sender, if you can tell me that, i should be able to help you.

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