Most of the time you will create new aliases, just by using them. That is, as you present a new alias to a signup group, say, the first time an email is sent to that new alias, it is created by the system automatically. No set up required.

There are times, however, where you may want to set one up manually before you give it out. Why?

  1. Manually created aliases do not need to follow the Alias Key rules. If you have a specific Alias ID in mind that would be altered by a key, in a way you do not like, you can set it up manually.
  2. You can set up some parameters during the creation, that would otherwise require you to go back and modify at a later date. See below

The fields available are:

  • Alias Descriptor:
    • select any not yet used.
    • Needs to be less than 40 characters
    • No special characters permitted
    • The maximum number of emails and the maximum number of sending domains do not need to be included in this field when being created manually. They are specified in other fields, below.
  • Note:
    • optional.
    • Any additional text that will help identify this Alias
  • Maximum number emails allowed.
    • Optional.
    • After this alias address has received this many emails, the alias address will be disabled.
  • Expiration date;
    • Optional.
    • Used to automatically disable this alias after a certain amount of time
  • Max Number of Sender Domains allowed.
    • Optional.
    • Used to limit the number of senders domains that can use this alias.
    • After this number is exceeded, any new sending domains will be blocked.