|An Email Alias address is an
email address that can receive emails, but it does not work
in the same way as a standard POP3 box. An alias will purely
receive an email, and then forward it on to another designated
address. An alias cannot have auto responders attached to them,
or any other special feature. If you needed anything apart from
forwarding, then a POP3 box would be a better choice.
To setup an Email Alias you
will first need to go to the email section of the control
panel. This can be done by clicking the 'e-mail' link from
the control panel menu.
To create an alias you should
click the 'Add New Forwarder' button. This will take you
to a sub-screen that will allow you to configure this new
From here you will be asked
for the 'Alias ID', and a 'Destination'.
The 'Alias ID' is the prefix
of the email address (e.g. An ID of 'sales, would make an
address email@example.com). The 'Destination' is the address
that you want the emails forwarded to. If you want the email
forwarded to more than one address, then you can add up to
four destination, each on a new line.
Once you have filled in this
page, click 'Save'.
It is possible to set up an
Email Alias that collects all emails that are not caught by
other addresses on the domain. This is done by creating an
alias with an 'Alias ID' of 'nobody'. This alias will collect
all emails that are not recognized by any other email address
on the domain, and forward them to the destination.
A common use of the Nobody
Alias is to allow emails to anything@<your domain name>.
This can be useful when people emailing you may make spelling
mistakes in the address, or so you can receive from multiple
address in one place.