An email alias is a forwarding address, meaning all emails addressed to it are forwarded to one or more specified accounts. It has no inbox, no login, and cannot send emails.
Uses of Email Alias
As a temporary address for online use
-> You can use an alias when you need to publicize your email address online, such as in a job ad or to sell something.
-> You can use an alias for as long as you need and then delete it once the job is filled or the item has sold. However, having your address visible to everyone will quickly become a target for spam and other unwanted emails.
If you fulfill more than one role
-> It is common for people to fill multiple roles and departments not to be clearly defined when you are starting a business. You do not want to send all emails to email@example.com. You can appear more professional by creating a couple of email aliases for your CEO, marketing, and sales departments.
For an internal mailing list
-> You can improve efficiency by using an alias if you maintain a mailing list, such as for your drama club or school. You only need to send your mailing to one address, which will forward it to all accounts added as forwarding addresses. In addition, since all forward addresses need to be verified, you can be sure they are accurate.
-> The receivers cannot see all the other addresses the mail was forwarded to, which makes it more private and secure.
How to add an email alias from the Plesk Panel?
Step 1: Log into your Plesk Panel.
Step 2: Click on the Mail option on the screen's left side.
Step 3: You will get a list of the email accounts you created in the Mail window. Select the email account on which you want to add an email alias and click on it.
Step 4: Click on the Email Aliases option.
Step 5: In the Email alias field, enter the name on which you want to create an email alias. Here, we added nick because we want to create an email alias called nick@.
Step 6: Then click on the OK button to save the changes.
Step 7: Once you click on it, the email alias will be added, and you will get a message on the screen that the settings of the email address were saved.
How to add an email alias from SolidcP Panel?
Step 1: Log into your SolidcP Panel.
Step 2: Go to the POP/IMAP Email section and click on the Mail Aliases option.
Step 3: In the Mail Aliases window, you will get a list of the alias email if you have created. To add a new email alias, click on the Create Mail Alias button.
Step 4: In the Email Address field, enter the username you want to create an email alias. Here, we have added nick as an example.
Step 5: From the next field, select the domain name from the drop-down list and click on it.
Step 6: In the Forwards to email field, enter the email address on which you want to forward the incoming email. Here, we have entered firstname.lastname@example.org as an example.
Step 7: Click on the Save button to save the changes.
Step 8: Once you click on the Save button, the email alias will be created and listed under the Mail Aliases section.