I have the domain mattmccutchen.net hosted at DreamHost. I want email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org to be forwarded to email@example.com , but I also want the ability to send real email from firstname.lastname@example.org using the DreamHost SMTP server (as opposed to using a Gmail custom From address, which exposes the underlying account in the Sender header). What is the best way to set this up?
Originally I had email@example.com set to forward-only, but that didn’t give me access to the SMTP server. I changed the address to “fully hosted” and made it forward to firstname.lastname@example.org , but it also saved the mail in a DreamHost mailbox, which I didn’t need. I attempted to change the address back to forward-only, but the Manage Email panel still shows it as fully hosted but with some information crossed out. Is this the expected behavior? Now it appears that I no longer have the mailbox but still have access to the SMTP server; this is exactly what I need, but I would hate for my setup to depend on a bug in the web panel.