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For example, you can forward all messages sent to billing@yourdomain, sales, and marketing all to the same address: tom@yourdomain. That way, Tom will handle those email messages accordingly without having to check each of those accounts separately.

Most web-based control panels have support for mail forwarding built into them. If, for some reason, you do not have that option, you can create forwards manually. To forward email from one address to another, use email aliases. To create aliases, edit the /etc/aliases file and add lines like the following:

billing: tom

That will forward all mail sent to “billing” to “tom”. Once you have created your alises, save the aliases file and run: “newaliases” from the command line.

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What is domain forwarding? https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1093/what-is-domain-forwarding/ Mon, 15 Mar 2010 03:20:42 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/1093/what-is-domain-forwarding/ forward arrow
A number of hosts offer free domain forwarding. What is it, why do you need it, and are there any limitations?

Domain name forwarding simply lets you forward visitors from your domain to a specific URL or display a page. For instance, I could tell my host to send all visitors on domain.co.uk to anothersite.co.uk, or to display a a file like under_construction.html.

You don’t need to install any scripts if your host offers this service, but your domain will have to point to its name servers. Domain forwarding can be useful if you want to keep visitors from seeing your site while it’s under construction or have moved to a URL, but has its limitations. For instance, it is not as search engine friendly as a 301 redirect and you still have to pay the monthly hosting fee.

A number of registrars also offer low-cost or free domain forwarding.

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Email forwarding, aliases and autoresponders https://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/225/email-forwarding-aliases-and-autoresponders/ Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:47:20 +0000 http://www.internetblog.org.uk/post/224/email-forwarding-aliases-and-autoresponders/ Lots of messages
Three common email services that a good web host offers to its clients are: forwarding, aliases and autoresponders. All three can be very useful for both individuals and organizations. Forwarding allows the user to keep his current email account, possibly on another domain, and redirect emails coming to a new email address on the new domain. For example, he could forward his johndoe@newdomain.com to his johndoe@gmail.com.

Aliases function similarly to forwarding but within the domain itself. For example, if a user sets up a fully functioning email account for johndoe@newdomain.com but also wants support@, sales@ and billing@newdomain.com to all point back to johndoe, aliases allow him to accomplish that. With aliases, it is even possible to point an email address to a script, which is useful for batch mail processing or mailing list servers.

An autoresponder is exactly what the name says it is. Whenever someone emails a certain address that has been attached to an autoresponder, the sender will receive an automated message in return. Some people refer to these as vacation autoresponders, as it is common for business workers to use them when they will be away from their offices for extended periods of time. It can, however, have other uses, such as sending an automated message to a customer letting her know that her business is appreciated. It is also useful if you anticipate taking a long time to actually respond.

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