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Alias Accounts

  • An e-mail alias is simply a forwarding e-mail address.
  • Some hosts allow more than one e-mail address to be sent to the same mailbox via an e-mail alias.

The alias account has to be set up in a slightly different way.

  1. There's no need to specify any incoming server information;
    1. any mail sent to your alias will be redirected automatically to your main identity,
    2. if you fill in the incoming server information, you would receive duplicates of any e-mail messages sent to the alias account.

When you save you will see this window indicating you need to add additional info. Click OK.

You might want to add S/O in the account name to indicate it's a Send Only account.

Many users use a fake no spam address on the newsgroups. See Create a Fake NoSpam Account for newsgroups.