How do I create an alias?

To delete create or delete aliases you need to follow this steps;

2) Click on the "Mail settings"
3) Under the "General" tab you will see an aliases box. To add one write it there, one per line, in the format of alias@riseup.net. If you want to delete one, just remove it.
4) Click the "Save" button. The alias should be working now.

Discussion

Mfpa

Hi. I am trying to add a new alias and edit an existing one. When I click "save" I get an error message and the changes are not saved. I get the error message even if I delete all aliases from the box.

The error message says "Alias spares-r3sgs86x8e-r4e2r779eb-mn66aes8fj-sjumb7s8q9-sdbsbw3a5k-w7dd8yv9gv-v3h7dm2t7w-6ewqe2f9r7-7qkyicj4xn-47fatp52bc-hc9x826ay5-7gg5yat9ed@riseup.net is invalid (too short)"

How can I avoid this error and get on with editing my aliases? My account is 6079smithw.

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Crossbill

To create an alias, just login to https://account.riseup.net and click Mail Settings.

crossbill

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Mostlyharmless

I'm trying to add an alias with my own domain, but I don't get the confirmation email in my inbox.
when I try to send an email to the alias I get:

: host mx1.riseup.net[198.252.153.129] said: 554 5.7.1
: Relay access denied (in reply to RCPT TO command)

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Mabuse

I created aliases under mail settings>aliases and they are listed there. The drop down box of "From" by writing an email still shows only my identity/account name. What do I have to do?
Thanks!

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Crossbill

Hi there,

When you create an alias, it only creates the alias in the system, you need to configure it in your mail clients wherever you want to use it. If you are using webmail (https://mail.riseup.net), you will also need to configure it there, it won't automatically be configured there.

To configure the alias for sending in webmail (https://mail.riseup.net), go to Settings->Identities then click the + button at the bottom to add a new identity, fill out the form and then click save. Then you will have that identity available in the drop-down box in the "From".

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Jd

Hello,
Love riseup email service!

These must be ancient "how tos," because there is NO "General" tab, anywhere.
NOT in Roundcube Webmail 1.3.8 anyway.

There is an "Identities" Tab, and when I add an "identity" like bubba@riseup.net and tic "Save."
I go to my other secure email providers and place bubba@riseup.net into "TO:" box.... than.... test in "Subject" box.... and test in main "Compose" box.... and "Send"
I don't ever get an email with "Test" on any of my other 3 clients. (Which I want to move from when I get this "alias" thingy working correctly.)
I DO get "Undeliverable" every time I do the "test."

So how do we get a actual working "alias" @riseup.net?

Oh by the way everything else is superb! Thank you all a riseup!

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Jd

OK.... messed around and got it working, so PLEASE disregard everything in that last post except the "praise" parts. lol!

Real sorry I couldn't delete the post!

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Coper

Hello,

I had an alias and my mailbox was reset 2 weeks ago for unclear reasons. I need this alias back. I tried to add the alias back into the list. The system is stating that it Alias **@riseup.net is already taken it was mine, and it is associated with several accounts of mine. Can you fix this?

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Crossbill

Hi,

Can you tell me what the alias is that was removed? I'll see what is causing this and resolve it for you.

Crossbill

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Crossbill

Hi,

The 'foreign alias' setup allows you to set up an alias that you can send *from* riseup's SMTP server, but not *TO*. I suspect, based on the message you received, that you are trying to use that functionality to use your own domain to send to riseup, which is not supported (yet).

crossbill

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Eden

Hello,

I already have a bunch of aliases so i know how it works. This time i've created yet another, but the verification message has not arrived after asking for a resend and waiting over an hour. And, no, it doesn't work yet.

Sorry to bother you, but the description needs changing, and i'm still waiting. :)

Otherwise, thank you for the best services!

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Eden

Thank you... i got the Confirm Alias messages the next day, and it's working.

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Anarchistischebuchmessewuppertal

I created an alias and can see the alias at the "from" tab when I want to send a mail. But when I send one with the alias I get a message that I am not the owner of that alias and it doesn't send my mail...

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