Creating Email Aliases ( Setup to Send / Receive emails )

  • Creating Email aliases to accept Email at your domain

    If you would like to receive email for your domain (i.e. "support@yourdomain.com"), then you will need to configure the email addresses you want to receive email at as Email Aliases.

    Once an email alias is created, any email that is sent to that email address will be forwarded to the email address it has been aliased to.

    To get started, first make sure you have configured your Server properly with Mailgun Email support:

    https://www.jamroom.net/the-jamroom-network/documentation/jamroom-hosting/2537/setting-up-mailgun-for-email-delivery
  • Jamroom Hosting does NOT host any mailboxes or run a POP3 or IMAP mail server - the only way to receive email at your domain is by creating an Email Alias!
  • Accessing the Email Aliases Tool

    Accessing the Email Aliases Tool
    The next step is to view the Email Aliases configured for your domain - you can get to this section by click on the "Settings" button for the domain you want to view the Email aliases for.

    The "settings" button is found to the right of the Domain list when viewing your Hosting Server.
  • Creating a new Email Alias

    Creating a new Email Alias
    Once you have clicked on the "Configure Email Aliases for your domain" button, you will see the Domain Email Aliases tool. This simple form allows you to create NEW email aliases for the domain.

    An Email Alias is simply a way to forward email that comes in for one email address to another email address. Since on Jamroom Hosting we do not run any mailboxes, in order to receive email you must forward any email that comes in for an address to an existing email address.

    For example - if we were to setup the following Email Alias:

    Email Address - support@yourdomain.com
    Forward Address - you@gmail.com

    Then whenever someone sent an email to support@yourdomain.com, you would receive it in your Gmail account at you@gmail.com.

    You can configure as many different email aliases as you would like - just make sure the Forward Address is a REAL email mailbox where email can be received.
  • Sending from an email alias from Gmail

    With the above setup you will start receiving email into your designated account, but if you want to send mail from that email address there are a few more steps to take.

    Gmail used to allow 'Send Email As:' from aliases, but has since withdrawn this service and you now need an smtp server to reply to any incoming emails that have an alias.

    These steps outline how to get Gmail sending email as you@your-domain.com rather than you@gmail.com.

    The first thing we need to do is add your email aliases to your mailgun domian's smtp settings.

    So at https://mailgun.com/app/domains click on the domain you are setting up.
  • screenshot of a domain in the mailgun interface
  • screenshot of the Manage SMTP Credentials link
  • Next we want to create some some New SMTP Credentials so that we can give to gmail to allow it to communicate with mailgun.
  • screenshot of the button to add new SMTP credentials.
  • Add the name of your email account so it matches the email alias forwarding to gmail.

    Choose a password and remember it, we're going to need to give that to google in the next step.
  • screenshot of the form to enter your email alias into mailgun
  • Next, open up gmail and click on the settings cog icon in the top right of the interface, then click on settings.
  • screenshot of the settings location at gmail
  • Click on the Accounts and Import tab, then Add another email address you own
  • screenshot of the add another email address you own link
  • screenshot of the dialog to add the smtp server credentials
  • Google will send an email out to your aliased address, this email will arrive in your gmail account because the email forwarding is already set up.

    Copy the confirm code into the dialog and you'll be ready to go.

    To confirm its working, open up the create email screen and you should see the FROM field there with a drop down showing all the email addresses you have created.
  • screenshot of the gmail compose screen with options of which email address to use
  • If you use a mail client like Thunderbird, you can send from there using "Multiple Identities"

    Thunderbird docs : Multiple Identities

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