Catch-all/wildcard addresses

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A catch-all or wildcard address is one that allows all mail to any address at a custom domain to be filtered into a single account. 

These types of addresses are useful if you'd like to have separate mail identities for,,, but without adding extra users on your account. You can also use rules based on the To address of a message to sort mail into separate folders.

To set up a catch-all address:

  1. Go to Settings → My email addresses.
  2. Create a New address.
  3. Set the email address to be *@<domain.tld> and click Continue.
  4. Optional: Set any other options for this address. See the My email addresses page for more information.
  5. Click Save.

In addition to receiving all mail addressed to your domain, you can also send mail using catch-all addresses. When composing a message sent from a catch-all domain, you'll be able to manually type the From address (e.g.,,, etc) or edit the subdomain (e.g.

If you have a specific email address already set up in your account, incoming mail will be delivered to the specific address instead of the catch-all. 

Blocking a catch-all address

If you want to stop receiving mail to a specific address at a catch-all domain, you can disable that address.

You can disable a specific catch-all address by following these steps: 

  1. Go to Settings → My email addresses.
  2. Create a New address.
  3. Set the email address to the one you'd like disabled and click Save
  4. Then go to Settings → Team & Sharing → Team addresses
  5. Click Edit next to the address you'd like disabled. 
  6. On the following page, click Show advanced preferences.
  7. Select the check box under Disable and click Save

Mail sent to this address will be bounced. Delivery will continue for mail sent to all other addresses at the domain. 

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