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I have a client whose employees use Gmail to access company email. All email sent to, for example, admin@domain.com is forwarded to admin.domain@gmail.com. The employees log in to Gmail to read and send all email.

The problem arises when an employee tries to send an email to himself. For example, if admin.domain@gmail.com sends an email to admin@domain.com, the email is not forwarded back to the Gmail address. (My client was able to do this with their previous hosting company.)

Cpanel knows about this issue. I contacted Cpanel's support forum and their suggestion was to setup a filter to do the same thing: "They might try a filter rather than a forward in cPanel > Account Level Filtering or User Level Filtering area. I don't know the results as I haven't tried a filter instead of a forwarder." This did not work for me.

My question: does anyone know of a way to send an email from a Gmail account and have it forwarded back to that same Gmail account? I'm open to any suggestions or ideas, but my client is reluctant to move away from using Gmail to access email.

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Are you using domain forwarding to do the initial forwarding? What was the reason cpanel said that this wasn't working? –  Paul Sep 11 '12 at 23:15
Here's the forum post: forums.cpanel.net/f43/…. I'm not sure why it doesn't work, but the folks at Cpanel are aware of it. –  Michael Sep 11 '12 at 23:43
And no, I'm not using domain forwarding. I've setup email forwarders for each email account. –  Michael Sep 11 '12 at 23:44
They are saying it isn't the forwarding that is the issue, it is that gmail will drop the email because it comes from a gmail address but not from a gmail server. You would be better off using Google Apps and having Google host the email for domain.com –  Paul Sep 12 '12 at 1:45
In other words, not Google's nor Cpanel's problem. –  user3697 Sep 12 '12 at 3:11

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