What is an email "alias" and what is it for? (Windows Hosting)

What is an email alias and what is it for? (Windows Hosting)

An email alias is an alternative address you can give to an existing e-mail address or group of addresses. 

In practice, if you create an alias called info associated with one or more email addresses, for example, Paul@yourdomain.com  and Bob@yourdomain.com, all the messages sent to “info@yourdomain.com” will also be received by both Paul and Bob, but the ”info” address doesn’t exist as a mailbox in its own right, so you cannot configure your e-mail client to log into it, or access it through webmail.

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