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

For example, say you want to create a webmaster e-mail alias on the yourcompany.com Virtual Server that automatically and immediately forwards to your local ISP e-mail account, you@your-isp.com. On the yourcompany.com Virtual Server, you would create an e-mail alias like this:

webmaster: you@your-isp.com

It's that easy! And you can create as many e-mail aliases as you want on your Virtual Server: there's no limit!

Creating Aliases
There are several methods you can use to create e-mail 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 e-mail 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 e-mail 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 e-mail alias you create in your ~/etc/aliases file should look something like this:

      alias: e-mail_address
      

    2. Run the vnewaliases command.

      % vnewaliases
      

Removing Aliases
Use the same methods to remove e-mail aliases from your Virtual Server.

  • iManager
    iManager Tools and Wizards allow you to use your own web browser to easily remove e-mail aliases from your Virtual Server.

  • Telnet/SSH
    You can remove e-mail aliases during a Telnet/SSH session with your Virtual Server. Connect to your Virtual Server via Telnet or SSH and do the following.

    1. Remove the e-mail 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
      


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