Mail aliases allow you to route extra e-mail addresses (for instance sales@, info@, etc) to one or more e-mail addresses. This tool can also be used to create mail distribution lists - for example, email@example.com can be used to send e-mail to all users on the system.
If you did not select this module to be included during the installation process, you must first install the module.
When you first click on the “Mail Aliases” navigation link, current aliases set up by domain will be displayed (along with Edit and Delete options) and a form below this list provides the fields required to add a new alias. In other words, you are in “add mode”.
As an example, if you wanted to create an email alias mapping veruca.salt to a user that you had created on the system named veruca, enter veruca.salt in the Alias field and select veruca from the Available mail accounts list, then click <button>Add</button>.
There is no limit to how many mailbox accounts an aliased name can be sent to. For example, if you wanted all three people to receive all email sent to the address firstname.lastname@example.org, you could add the alias sales and select the three users on the Available list. Multiple users can be selected by holding down the control key on your keyboard while clicking on the user in the list.
To enter edit mode, you must have at least one alias present. Click on <button>Edit</button> next the alias you wish to edit. The form below will now display which of the available recipients are set-up as aliased (highlighted) and which are not (listed as available but not highlighted). Select/deselect amongst the available recipient names using the control key and your mouse and click on <button>Update</button> to save your settings.
Mail forwarding to another address/server can be done by adding the e-mail address to the External E-mail field and clicking on <button>Add</button>.