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Email Forwarding

Please explain what is Email Forwarding and Email Aliases?

This is better to take an example:

  • Assume that your ISP is IMS, IMS will provide you an email adress - alex9876@netvigator.com
  • Assume that you register a domain with the name - MyDomain.com

If you sign up our additional service of Email Forwarding, then all emails (unlimited) under your domain, for example:

  • support@MyDomain.com
  • sales@MyDomain.com
  • account@MyDomain.com
  • etc....

will be sent (forwarded) to your email address (alex9876@netvigator.com) This way, if you change your existing ISP email to other ISP email (example: alex2323@AOL.com), you do not need to inform your clients or friends! Because, you just forward all emails under your domain to your new ISP email address (alex2323@AOL.com).

What is the difference between 'Email Aliases' and POP3 email account?

Actually, POP3 is an email box that can save your emails. While Email Aliases are only a pointer that forward emails to POP3 mail box. Therefore Email Aliases are sometimes called Email Forwarding.

You can use a single POP3 email account to receive emails from different email aliases. For example: in order to increase the image of your company, you can use 6 email aliases to serve your clients. Actually, you are using only 2 staff (peter and john) and 2 POP3 email accounts to handle all services for your clients.

The following table explain the whole situation:

Email Aliases
POP3 Email Account
(Receive Emails Account)
enquiry@MyName.com
 peter@MyName.com
sales@MyName.com
 peter@MyName.com
marketing@MyName.com
peter@MyName.com
service@MyName.com
john@MyName.com
support@MyName.com
john@MyName.com
repair@MyName.com
john@MyName.com

Then all emails send to enquiry@MyName.com, sales@MyName.com and marketing@MyName.com will be received by peter@MyName.com (POP3 email account).

And all emails send to service@MyName.com, support@MyName.com and repair@MyName.com will be received by john@MyName.com (POP3 email account).

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