Child pages
  • WHM API 1 Functions - get_user_email_forward_destination
Skip to end of metadata
Go to start of metadata

Description

This function retrieves the destination to which the system forwards a system account's email.

Notes:

  • Usually, the system sends notices about the server's problems and activity to the root account.
  • If you do not use the suexec module, the nobody user receives bounce messages from email that CGI scripts send.

Important:

In cPanel & WHM version 76 and later, when you disable the MailReceive role, the system disables this function. For more information, read our How to Use Server Profiles documentation.

Examples 


 JSON API
https://hostname.example.com:2087/cpsess##########/json-api/get_user_email_forward_destination?api.version=1&user=root
 XML API
https://hostname.example.com:2087/cpsess##########/xml-api/get_user_email_forward_destination?api.version=1&user=root
 Command Line
whmapi1 get_user_email_forward_destination user=root 


Notes:

  • You must URI-encode values.
  • For more information and additional output options, read our Guide to WHM API 1 documentation or run the whmapi1 --help command.
  • If you run CloudLinux™, you must use the full path of the whmapi1 command:

    /usr/local/cpanel/bin/whmapi1

 Output (JSON)
{
  "data": {
    "forward_to": [
      "user@example.com",
      "user2"
    ]
  },
  "metadata": {
    "version": 1,
    "reason": "OK",
    "result": 1,
    "command": "get_user_email_forward_destination"
  }
}
 Output (XML)
<result>
    <data>
        <forward_to>user@example.com</forward_to>
        <forward_to>user2</forward_to>
    </data>
    <metadata>
        <version>1</version>
        <reason>OK</reason>
        <result>1</result>
        <command>get_user_email_forward_destination</command>
    </metadata>
</result>


Note:

Use WHM's API Shell interface (WHM >> Home >> Development >> API Shell) to directly test WHM API calls.

Parameters

ParameterTypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
userstring

Required

The system account name.

A valid system account.

root

Returns

ReturnTypeDescriptionPossible valuesExample
forward_toarrayThe system accounts or email addresses to which the system forwards the account's email.
  • A valid system account.
  • A valid email address.
user@example.com