Alias E-mail Address: An alias E-mail address adds an additional E-mail address to an existing mailbox.

Advantages:

  • easiest way to retrieve mail for more than one address
  • uses existing E-mail software, username and password
  • you do not need to change anything you’re doing right now in order to accept mail destined for this extra address

Disadvantages:

  • all E-mail you send will show as coming from whichever address you have specified in your E-mail software as the reply to address
  • not a good solution if multiple people want to have completely separate E-mail
  • Separate E-mail Box: A separate E-mail box is a completely new E-mail account. Unlike the alias address a separate username and password is required to access the E-mail destined for this mail box. You also need to either install additional E-mail software or have software that support multiple E-mail accounts, such as Outlook Express 4.0 and up.

Advantages:

  • mail shows as coming from the address that it is sent to
  • mail to more than one address can be kept completely separate
  • good solution if multiple people want to have completely separate E-mail

Disadvantages:

  • requires a separate username and password
  • requires extra E-mail software, or software that supports multiple mailboxes
  • more complicated to setup and use than an alias E-mail account

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