Creating aliases in Kerio Connect
Article Number: 1123 | Last Updated: Tue, Oct 13, 2015 1:53 PM
Aliases in Kerio Connect
In Kerio Connect, aliases create virtual (alternative):
You can combine both types of aliases:
Each domain can have any number of alternative names — aliases.
You can use domain aliases for email delivery. Users cannot use them to:
Each user in a domain with domain aliases has an according number of email addresses (within a single mailbox):
Once you rename a domain, an alias is automatically created from the original name.
Creating domain aliases
To create a domain alias in Kerio Connect:
To make the alias exist in the Internet, create a corresponding MX record in DNS for each alias.
Aliases can be linked to:
Each user with, for example, four aliases has four email addresses (within a single mailbox):
If users have username aliases defined, they can select from which addresses they want to sent their messages.
Creating username aliases
To create an email alias in Kerio Connect, follow these steps:
Mr Sherlock Holmes has an account with username sherlock in domain holmes.com (therefore, his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org).
Since he finds himself very smart (what else), he wants another email address — email@example.com. The problem is he does not want to manage two accounts.
He orders Dr Watson to create an alias in section Accounts → Aliases. The alias is genius and is delivered to email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
From now on, all messages sent to email@example.com will be delivered to firstname.lastname@example.org
In user's settings on tab Email Addresses, you can also specify aliases for individual users:
The same goes for groups — specify aliases on tab Email Addresses in the group's settings.
Alias for messages to be stored in a public folder
Alias for messages sent to invalid addresses to be delivered to a specific user
Mr Holmes wants messages sent to email@example.com to be store in the Info public folder. The alias is:
Info → #public/Info
Alias as a protection against wrong spelling — one character
Mr Holmes does not want to be troubled with people who cannot write correct addresses. Therefore, he has created an alias for such messages to be sent to Dr Watson so that he does not need to deal with them. This is done by this alias:
* → will be sent to watson
If this alias is not defined, Kerio Connect returns such messages to their senders as undeliverable.
Alias as a protection against wrong spelling — numerous characters
Mr Sherlock Holmes wishes to filter messages which may contain interesting cases. These are messages sent to addresses like firstname.lastname@example.org (potential murder cases) or email@example.com (interesting inheritance cases). To avoid creating many aliases, Mr Holmes creates only the following one which will cover both addresses:
?ill → will be sent to sherlock
Some languages have different spellings for one sound. Thus, Mr Holmes's first name can be written, for example, as sherlock, scherlock, serlock etc. The following alias will cover all these cases:
*erlock → will be sent to sherlock
In Kerio Connect you can verify all the aliases.
The Result table displays the target addresses to which messages sent to the entered address will be delivered.