What is an alias
An alias is an alternative address for your primary email address, it functions as a disguise. For example, if you had a primary email called Daniel.gonzales@ABcompany.com and you set up an alias called sales@ABcompany.com. All the emails that sales@ABcompany.com receives will go to daniel.gonzales@ABcompany.com, which is the primary email address.
Essentially, an alias is another name or identifier for your primary email address and Not a separate mailbox. When you create an alias address, emails coming to that address goes to the inbox folder of primary email address. If you prefer to receive them in a separate folder, then set up a filter.
- Click on your profile portrait
- Select Settings
- Go to Messages -> Aliases
- Click New
- Finalize by setting up your alias
What is a mailbox
A mailbox refers to the location to which your emails are saved. Each user account has a mailbox. The Mailfence mailbox comes by default with folders such as inbox, sent, trash, drafts, and spam. Learn how to set multiple mailboxes or users in this KB article.
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