What is an email "alias" or "forwarder" and what is it for? (Linux Hosting)

An email forwarder is an email address that exists only to forward emails to other addresses.  These can be email addresses in your own domain, or to an existing e-mail in a different domain. 

In practice, if you create an alias called info associated with one or more people 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 an email account you can access, so you cannot configure your e-mail client to log into it, or access it through webmail.

  • 5 Users Found This Useful
Was this answer helpful?

Related Articles

Mail Server error 550 No such user here

I get the following error when sending emails. Server error: '550 No such user here' This is...

How to send email using ASP and CDOSYS

The following ASP script can be used to send email using CDOSYS on our servers. Dim iConfig Dim...

How to use multiple domains under a single hosting account (LINUX) with cPanel?

To use multiple domains in the same account, the domain must be configured in the cPanel control...

How to associate a domain to web space

Normally it is best to assign the name servers of your host to your domain name, in this way all...

Can I use an external email server?

In the control panel, the MX Entry Maintenance option allows you to choose where your email gets...