Domain Alias - 2 domains alike/2 mailboxes alike

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by [email protected], Apr 22, 2013.

  1. danhansen@denmark

    [email protected] Member HowtoForge Supporter


    1. If we have, say animalshop.tld and animalshopping.tld set up because we want to ensure people finding our shop, and then want to set up a mailaccount which works for both the domains - is this what domain alias is use for?
    Because, what I normally whould do was to set up say [email protected] as the "Mailbox" to use, and then set up a "Email Forward" from [email protected] --> [email protected]

    2. Setting the "Email Domain" with SpamFilter "Normal" - will be a standard setting for all mailboxes for this domain. So if you set "SpamFilter" in "Email Domain" you do not need to set "spamFilter" in the mailbox unless you want an other setting. Is this correct?

    3. Regarding "Domain Alias" Is this a bug? If we setup a "Email Domain" animalshop.tld and animalshopping.tld and then a "Domain Alias" from animalshop.tld --> animalshopping.tld. Then we create the "Mailbox [email protected].. If someone sends a mail to [email protected] (has no mailbox-only domain alias) it will arrive at [email protected] as it should!!
    But, if we then make the [email protected] a "Email Catchall" shouldn't the mail to [email protected] arrive at [email protected] ??? If not, shouldn't we be able to create the "Email Catchall" animalshopping.tld --> [email protected]?

    The error message when sending a mail [email protected] which via "Alias Domain" and "Catchall" should arrive at [email protected] is:

    Final-Recipient: rfc822; [email protected]
    Original-Recipient: rfc822;[email protected]
    Action: failed
    Status: 5.4.4
    Diagnostic-Code: X-Postfix; Host or domain name not found. Name service error
    for name=animalshop.tld type=AAAA: Host not found

    Is the solution to setup mailboxes for both domains and forget all about "Domain Alias" ??? Or is there someone who has the solution.. If I am very qurious about knowing this ;)

    Thanks in advance ;)
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  2. darinpeterson

    darinpeterson Member

    Hi Dan,

    Alias domains are used to have one website with multiple addresses. It does not impact email.

    Best regards,
    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  3. danhansen@denmark

    [email protected] Member HowtoForge Supporter


    Hi Darin,

    Sorry for not specifying exactly which tab I was refering to:

    "ISPconfig CP > Email > Email Accounts > Domain Alias"

    Actually I am having an issue with the Domain Alias that you are refering to. But this will be in another post, to keep things "simple" ;)

    Kind Regards,

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