Adding an Alias

You can create two types of aliases from IMail Web Messaging: standard aliases and group aliases.

To create a standard alias:

  1. Enter a name for the alias in the Alias ID text box. An ID limited to 45 characters and must consist only of A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _(underscore) and -(hyphen). The name cannot contain spaces and must be unique within the system but can override an identical User ID.

  2. Select the Standard alias option.

  3. In the Destination text box, enter the mail address(es) that the alias will resolve to. Enter one complete mail address per line, up to four total addresses.

Note:  If you enter more than four addresses, the standard alias will automatically be converted into a group alias. If a standard alias is greater than 128 characters, it is converted into a group alias. If a file name is given, then it is used as the group file name, otherwise, the alias name is used as the group file name.

 

To create a group alias:

  1. Enter a name for the Alias in the Alias ID text box. An ID limited to 45 characters and must consist only of A-Z, a-z, 0-9, _(underscore) and -(hyphen). The name cannot contain spaces and must be unique within the system but can override an identical User ID.

  2. Select the Group alias option.

  3. In the Group Filename text box, enter the name of the file which contains the list of e-mail addresses for the alias.  If the file does not exist, it will be created.

  4. In the Destination text box, enter the complete path for the file entered in the Group Filename text box. The path name should be given in DOS 8.3 format.