1 (edited by woods 2014-02-17 12:43:49)

Topic: email aliases under user setting vs under domain setting

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What is the different between email aliases added / set under the domain setting vs under the user alias setting?

It seems to me they are the same thing? when I tried to add an email alias under the domain iredadmin complain if it is already used up under the user setting.

Are there any advantage to adding it under the user vs domain setting? One thing that makes it better to add under the domain setting is that you can see them and know that the alias already exist / taken.

Alias added under the user setting are not shown anywhere else (as far as I can see). This makes it very difficult to tell who has taken the alias.

am I missing something?

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Re: email aliases under user setting vs under domain setting

*) In domain profile page, tab "Aliases" is used to manage alias mail domains.
*) In user profile page, tab "Aliases" is used to manage alias mail addresses.

woods wrote:

Alias added under the user setting are not shown anywhere else (as far as I can see). This makes it very difficult to tell who has taken the alias.

You can search the alias email address in search field on top-right corner.

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Re: email aliases under user setting vs under domain setting

I'm still not clear on this. I'm not referring to the domain alias, I am referring to the "Aliases under domain: mydomain.com." vs "Profile of user: user@mydomain.com"->Aliases

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Re: email aliases under user setting vs under domain setting

Could you help capture screenshots for these two place to help me understand your question?

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screenshot of the email aliases under the domain http://picpaste.com/pics/domain-aliases … 698025.jpg

screenshot of aliases under the user account http://picpaste.com/pics/user-aliases-2 … 698109.jpg

What is the different between the two?

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Re: email aliases under user setting vs under domain setting

*) Email aliases under the domain is something like mailing list.
*) Aliases under user profile is alias email addresses for this user.

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Where can I see a complete list (like the alias list under domain) of ALL aliases "under user profile"? for management & auditing purpose.

At the moment (if an  alias is used under user profile) I won't know until I try to create one and it fails. Would it make more sens to show a combined list of both aliases currently in used (under domain & user), maybe have the aliases created under user profile grey out so that it can't be selected (in user profile->General tab http://picpaste.com/2014-02-19_112017-KsjnQ7NQ.jpg )

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woods wrote:

Where can I see a complete list (like the alias list under domain) of ALL aliases "under user profile"? for management & auditing purpose.

Unfortunately, no other way except go to account profile page.

woods wrote:

Would it make more sens to show a combined list of both aliases currently in used (under domain & user)

No idea. Maybe i didn't understand you clearly.

woods wrote:

maybe have the aliases created under user profile grey out so that it can't be selected (in user profile->General tab http://picpaste.com/2014-02-19_112017-KsjnQ7NQ.jpg )

Aliases created under user profile won't appear there.