Manage your mailboxes
This tutorial will help you to use the functionalities of your email hosting.
Log on Netim Direct section "Hosting services" >> "Mail hosting management", from here, open the scrolling menu "Services management" to access your services.
This first menu allows you to create a new mailbox or to manage existing ones. You can then edit the preferences : real name, copy to, quota; modify a mailbox's password or delete some.
Emails sent to the alias are directed to the main domain name, e.g if your domain is : mydomain.com and your alias is mydomain.net, emails sent to email@example.com are directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
It will be the same for any mailbox @mydomain.net
The domain name which is defined as an alias must use the same MX servers as the 'master' domain name.
On the other hand, a mail alias only concern one mailbox. A mail alias is a virtual mailbox which forward emails to an existing mailbox.
e.g I own the mailbox email@example.com but I want to give firstname.lastname@example.org to my friends I can create the mail alias email@example.com (virtual mailbox) with destination firstname.lastname@example.org, so any email sent to email@example.com will be delivered to firstname.lastname@example.org
A mail forwarding allows you to forward emails from an existing mailbox to another existing mailbox outside of the domain name.
e.g If I want to forward emails I receive on email@example.com to a gmail, hotmail,etc. address, I can use the mail forwarding.
Define a catchall
The catchall address allows to direct any incoming mail to a non-existing user to the defined address.
If I enable a catchall to firstname.lastname@example.org, and a user send an email to email@example.com (which does not exist), the email will be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org