Definitions for "Email alias"
An email alias is a “virtual” email account. It enables you to use an email address that doesn’t really exist and have all the messages sent to that address routed to a real email account. For example, you may want to provide a link on your Web site that enables visitors to send email to the Web Master, who is really you. You can use the email alias [email protected] but have the email routed to your real email account. You can also use email aliases to overcome problems with duplicate email addresses. If the email address you want to use is already taken, you can still use it as an alias and then route the email to a valid address. Hostway enables you to set up an unlimited number of email aliases.
An alias is an alternative name for something. In this case, it is an alternative name for an email account. To enhance your company's image, you can have different names such as [email protected], [email protected], or [email protected], all which conveniently may be aliased to one name, such as [email protected]
a lot like call forwarding on a telephone, or a forwarding address that you setup through the post office
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Glossary of Terms
a method by which you can use a different name to direct email traffic for another name(s)