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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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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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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