Is it possible to send AS an alias, and if so how?
Idea shared by Joseph Boren - December 25, 2014 at 12:47 AM
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From the web interface, is it possible to send an email from an alias instead of the main account email?  If so, how is this done?

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This can't be done. I know it has been requested before. What we've done is for the aliases that we want to send out as we create an account, forward that account to an alias which then forwards to the proper people. By being an account we can then send from that account. It does use a user license but it allows us to achieve what you are asking for.
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this is realy odd, is there any other solution for this? Perhaps an SM Staff user can give a hint?
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Hi all,
 
John is correct that you cannot send from an alias. And thank you, John, for providing that work around. The reason you cannot send from an alias is simply because it is not actually a mailbox so it doesn't have that functionality. There is no inbox or sent items folder associated with an alias. 

Andrea Rogers
Communications Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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Hello Andrea, is it not possible to make a relation for this? I mean you have an Alias, this alias is associated with an existing Mailbox. So why SmarterMail doesn't deal with this alias with the ressources of the existing mailbox? Mailbox has an "inbox", Mailbox has an "alias", the alias has the same Inbox as the Mailbox... This brings me enforcedly to this post :/ http://portal.smartertools.com/community/a1253/what-makes-smartermail-enterprise-an-enterprise-version-explanation-big-redundant.aspx
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I am sure this must have been asked for many times. By marking the post as answered instead of changing it to a feature request are you saying it not something smartermail will ever do?
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Unless you are using Smartermail internally just for local deliveries then the work-around as John Marx was spot on. Many mail servers today only accept email that has been sent by AUTHENTICATED users (and for a growing number the authenticated user must also match the FROM: field), meaning that if you are sending email from Smartermail to the world outside of your server then the email has to be sent from an authenticated user (and match the FROM: field) or it will be rejected as Spam. As aliases are not accounts, and do not have a password, they cannot authenticate, and as such are not allowed to send outgoing email (and sending from one account but addressing the email as FROM: an alias, then likewise it wouldn't be advisable either).
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Yes that's fine and all with the work around. But some of us want to be able to send from aliases without having to logout and in a million times. It would be nicer to associate an alias account in such a way that I can chose in the moment of email creation were I want to send from.
 
It is obvious there are improvements that can be made to handle aliases in a better manor.
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I absoluty agree @Steve Reid. Should we "repoen" this.. or is there another solution to bring this topic to smartertools?
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Steve, WebControl GmbH, Joseph, I can see the validity of your request to be able to send from a mailbox alias.  We also understand the issue with authentication that Scarab pointed out.  I will change this thread from a question to Idea and mark it was Under Consideration.  We are always looking for ideas on what our customers would like to see implemented into future SmarterMail releases.  This idea will be discussed by the development team for possible inclusion in a future release.
Robert Emmett
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www.smartertools.com
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I, too, have found this feature handy and simple to use/implement on Google Apps. I am not an advocate for Google Apps but run multiple clients on it. It is easy to simply add alias names under a given user account and then use the "send as" feature of Gmail...since the alias tied directly to my account it allows me to send from that address and doesn't get rejected by receiving servers. In recently setting up my first SM server, I, too, thought this was a bit "backwards" compared to most platforms out there...even Exchange allows for pretty much the same functionality (adding Alias account).
 
Nonetheless, it would be nice to see this feature changed around.
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I would be in favor of being able to do this too. I use email aliases as a way to give a different email to every company, which tells me who spams me or leaks my contact details. But sometimes I do need to send an email to that company and being able to send it from the alias would be the right solution. Technically it doesn't look like something complex to do.
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SmarterMail 14, currently in BETA, takes this a step further and allows you to create a temporary e-mail address.
 
Temporary e-mail addresses are, by default, only avaiable for one hour, and can be extended in one-hour incriments.
 
Once the temporary e-mail address expires, it is gone forever, and anything sent to it will bounce as non-deliverable.
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I am sure it will be useful to someone else but it won't replace aliases in my case. I am not trying to prevent a company from ever reaching out to me. I just want to ensure that they each have a different email. If this email ends up being spammed heavily (the company leaked my details) then I will be deleting the alias, severing any relationship to that company. But I have no reason to do so automatically.

It is also useful from a privacy point of view. It becomes harder for companies to correlate your identity across websites.

In fact I wonder if that shouldn't be a feature in itself in smartermail. Let's not call it alias but rather "anonymous address". You would have a New Anonymous Address button. You would specify a label for the company this relates to, and it would generate a random address, i.e. "83eb987f0386408c851bba95bd5a60a1@domain.com". Unlike aliases, the anonymous address would be linked to a single mailbox. And your "From" fields in new emails would allow you to pick any anonymous address by associated label. And when you reply to an email sent to an anonymous address the correct from field would be populated by default.

This is effectively what most domain registrars offer when publishing WHOIS information. This has so many advantages:
- protecting your privacy
- allowing to identify who is leaking your contact details
- allowing you to mitigate permanently your email being leaked to spammers
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Will this feature be added to in 2016, being able to send from Webmail, from an aliases

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I also would like to see this. MDaemon also allows this provided the sending/authenticating account is one of the addresses that receives the alias email.
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Any update on this????  Am frustrated that I am going to have to use a third-party solution to send emails from alias.   There has not been any update on this "under consideration " for quite some time.
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Any update on this?
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Thank you for the feedback on this post! For those asking about an update, I apologize that I don't have one at this time. This HAS been discussed here; however, I don't have an answer on whether this will be implemented soon. Our focus at the moment is on the SmarterMail 16 release that's currently in the works. However, I will be sure to post information here as it is delivered to me.
 
Thank you all!

Andrea Rogers
Communications Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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And exactly the reasons I want this also. I've used another mail server program that does have this feature and it worked great. When an alias was created it became an optional pull down address in the from field within webmail. The outbound from address and reply-to address always matched whatever pull-down address you used.

Worked PERFECTLY!!!!

Please add this feature. I've been asking for it for at least six years.
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Please add this feature. The temporary addresses you implemented is not even a close substitute for this.
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Great news, everyone:
We are changing this request from Under Consideration to Planned, and we are currently reviewing this functionality for inclusion in SmarterMail 16!
 
Stay tuned for updates. 

Andrea Rogers
Communications Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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Thank you.... I might actually look at SM16 if this is included. As it is now I generally only upgrade every two or three revisions since this is really the only thing any of my users have been asking for the past 6-8 years. It is a brilliant method to help control spam.
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Thank you all for your patience and feedback! This functionality will be included in SmarterMail 16.x. If you're participating in the BETA release, you can check this out in the current build that's available. Otherwise, stay tuned for the final release of SmarterMail 16, which is coming soon!
 
The new setting, Allow users to send from this alias, can be found when creating an email alias as a Domain Admin. When enabled, users can select the alias address when composing a new message by using the Send From dropdown. In addition, when replying to a message that was sent to an alias that you're part of, your Send From address on the reply will use the alias address by default. You can, however, manually change back to your standard address if you'd like to.
 
Also, any email alias that you're part of and that allows users to send from, you'll see in your account's signature mappings as well, so you can be sure that recipients know who sent the message. 
 
Let me know your thoughts on this implementation! 

Andrea Rogers
Communications Specialist
SmarterTools Inc.
(877) 357-6278

www.smartertools.com

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Hello Bob, I want to be in-charge for the certain email distribution groups to distribute emails across the organisation. And i want to restrict other users to send emails to these group mailboxes. Is there any way to achieve this in Smartermail? Thanks.!

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