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Email Aliases

An email alias is simply a forwarding email address. Each email alias you create simply forwards email on to any email address that you specify. Email aliases are often used to create handy replacements for long or difficult-to-remember email addresses. They can also be used to create generic email addresses such as webmaster@yourcompany.com and info@yourcompany.com.

For example, say you want to create a webmaster email alias on the yourcompany.com Virtual Server that automatically and immediately forwards to your local ISP email account, you@your-isp.com. On the yourcompany.com Virtual Server, you would create an email alias like this:
    webmaster: you@your-isp.com
Creating Email Aliases
There are several methods you can use to create email aliases on your Virtual Server.
  • iManager
    iManager Tools and Wizards allow you to use your own web browser to easily create e-mail aliases on your Virtual Server.

  • Telnet/SSH
    You can create a email aliases during a Telnet/SSH session with your Virtual Server. Connect to your Virtual Server via Telnet or SSH and do the following.

    1. Add the email alias to your ~/etc/aliases file. Use an online file editor, like pico, or transfer the file to your PC in order to add the alias. Be sure to download and upload the ~/etc/aliases file in ASCII mode.

      The email alias you create in your ~/etc/aliases file should look something like this:

        alias: email_address

    2. Run the vnewaliases command.

        % vnewaliases
Removing Email Aliases
iManager contains utilities to remove email aliases. If you wish to use Telnet/SSH, connect to your Virtual Server, do the following.
  1. Remove the email alias from your ~/etc/aliases file. Use an online file editor, like pico, or transfer the file to your PC in order to remove the alias. Be sure to download and upload the ~/etc/aliases file in ASCII mode.

  2. Run the vnewaliases command.

      % vnewaliases
SEE ALSO:

Creating Email Accounts

Providing Email for Virtual (sub)hosts

Email Utilities

Selecting Wise Passwords

Acessing Email via SSL

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