Note: Please read and understand the Alias Key feature before using it. Some behaviors are not reversible.

One of the great features of Soodonims, is its ability to create Alias Addresses with Zero-Clicks. That is, to generate a new email address just by having someone use it.
The concern: someone could theoretically create one on your behalf without your permission. Note: Even though we provide this preventative feature, this concern has never actually been reported to us as a real issue. For simplicity sake, we suggest not implementing Alias Keys unless a real need arises.

How to Use Alias Keys

To use this feature you first need to enable it. Login to your account, and click on My Account in the top right corner. Then click on Preferences and Enable Alias Keys.

To create your keys, click on Alias Keys in the top left menu.

  • Click Create and enter a string of alpha and/or numeric characters, no spaces
  • If you want to enter an expiry date in advance, enter that in the Expiration Date field. This will allow you to expire a key in advance.
  • Select the drop-down field and select (Please make sure to read the behaviors below**)
    • Expire All Aliases
    • Expire New Aliases Only

To disable an existing Alias Key, Click on Alias Keys in the top left menu. You will be presented with a list of created Alias Keys. You may:

  • Toggle the Enable check box to disable or enable it.
  • To disable it at a later date,
    • Enter an expiration date
    • Select from the drop-down (Please make sure to read the behaviors below**)
      • Expire All Aliases
      • Expire New Aliases Only

How Alias Keys Behave

Once Alias Keys have been enabled, every new, automatically created, alias address (not manually created Alias Addresses) will be verified against this list. Before Soodonims allows this new Alias Address, the Alias Descriptor is examined to verify it contains one of the Enabled Alias Keys. The Key may be anywhere within the Alias Descriptor.

Example:

  • Say the key list contains the following enabled keys:  “dark”, “3x6re2” and “fred”
  • Any of the following automatically created Aliases Addresses will be accepted:
    • AliasName.outdarkspot@AliasDomain
    • AliasName.6tt43x6re2hj@AliasDomain
    • AliasName.fred@AliasDomain
    • AliasName.whereisfred@AliasDomain
  • All others will be rejected

You may manually create Alias Addresses that do NOT contain a valid key. Keys are only checked for auto-created Aliases

Disabling a Key **

When a key is disabled (manually or via expiry date) the following behaviors are affected by the selection that was made:

  • Expire All Aliases:
    • If this was selected, then
      • Any EXISTING Alias with this key will be disabled
      • Any future aliases containing this key, will not be created.
      • In the above example, the following will no longer be enabled:
        • AliasName.outdarkspot@AliasDomain
        • AliasName.6tt43x6re2hj@AliasDomain
        • AliasName.fred@AliasDomain
        • AliasName.whereisfred@AliasDomain
      • Additionally, the attempt to auto create the following Aliases WILL NOT BE SUCCESSFUL:
        • AliasName.darkknight@AliasDomain
        • AliasName.aaa3x6re2@AliasDomain
        • AliasName.itsmefred@AliasDomain
  • Expire New Aliases Only
    • If this was selected, then
      • Any EXISTING Alias with this key remain enabled
      • Any future aliases containing this key, will not be created.
      • In the above example, the following will no longer be enabled:
        • AliasName.outdarkspot@AliasDomain
        • AliasName.6tt43x6re2hj@AliasDomain
        • AliasName.fred@AliasDomain
        • AliasName.whereisfred@AliasDomain
    • An attempt to auto create the following Aliases WILL BE SUCCESSFUL:
      • AliasName.darkknight@AliasDomain
      • AliasName.aaa3x6re2@AliasDomain
      • AliasName.itsmefred@AliasDomain

In either case, any attempt to auto-create a new Alias Address which uses the disabled key, will itself not be successful.

Deleting a Key

This functionality is not currently available.