What is an email alias?

An email alias is not a real email account (or mailbox). Instead, it’s an address that forwards all email it receives to a real email account.

For example: If you create an email alias called This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and link it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , then all email sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will automatically be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (in this scenario, ‘sales’ is called an alias of ‘you’).

Email aliases can also forward to email accounts outside of your domain name.

For example: You can setup This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as an alias for This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , then all email sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. will automatically be forwarded to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (in this scenario, ‘ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ’ is called an alias of ‘ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ’)

Forwarding to multiple email accounts or even to another email alias is also possible. This way you can have a number of email addresses to fit your needs with only a handful of actual email accounts (mailboxes).

The number of aliases and mailboxes permitted, varies with each Web Hosting package.

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