Email forwarding option with Rackspace Hosted Email
I use the rackspace addon and have 7 maiboxes, covering 3 domains.
Because the email is with rackspace I have set my Mx records to use their servers, however there is no option for auto responders, catchall or most importantly email forwarding.
Im able to forward from a mailbox to another account, but I cannot just have a simple forward. This is very restrictive because it means for each email address I want to use I have to buy another mailbox, even if no mail ever sits in the box.
But we have a number of different emails which I want to direct to one staff member or another and I dont want to have to pay for each forward to be a mailbox that will not be used.
Autoresponders is also a problem. Buying just a single mailbox with rackspace ties my entire email system to them, so we need more direct flexibility in how to handle emails.
Paul Luong commented
You're better off using mailgun. It's free and you can exactly route firstname.lastname@example.org -> email@example.com as you want. Check out this tutorial http://www.custompcguide.net/setup-your-own-domains-email-accounts-for-free-via-mailgun-and-gmailhotmail-for-cloudways-digital-ocean-serverpilot-and-vultr-vps/