E-mail Aliases Management#
An e-mail alias allow to add another name to an existing e-mail
address. Like any other e-mail address, it is composed by a
username (e.g., john.doe) and a domain (e.g., example.com)
separated by a
Aliases prove useful in a number of cases, including:
To subscribe to distribution lists or newsletters without using your real e-mail address for privacy reasons
To make the management of incoming mail easier by defining suitable filters
In company environments, aliases are often used to assign an e-mail address to a role and not to a person. For example, an alias forwards email to the head of the IT department: when the person in charge is replaced, you just need to point the alias to the e-mail address of the new person.
The main difference between an alias and a regular e-mail address is that an alias does not occupy any space on the server to store the e-mail, because all e-mails sent to the alias will be forwarded to the user’s e-mail address. Therefore, deleting an alias will not impact the existing user’s e-mails.
Carbonio CE supports e-mail aliases as any other e-mail server and
allows to define and remove them from the CLI, as the
user. These is however no way to transfer an alias from one user to
the other: you need to first remove the alias from the old user, then
assign it to the new one.
Add an alias to an account
zextras$ carbonio prov aaa email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
This command adds alias to user .
aaa is the short form of
Remove an alias from an account
zextras$ carbonio prov raa email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
This command removes alias from user .
raa is the short form of