Email aliases are virtual email addresses that forward email to a real email address. For example:

Tim has a domain of www.softball.com. He has an email address set up for himself, tim@softball.com. Tim also wants his sales questions to come to him as well, but wants those questions to be sent to another address. Tim can set up an alias of sales@softball.com and set it to point to tim@softball.com.

You can only set up an alias on the same domain; you would be unable to cross domains. For example, you could not have info@softball.com be an alias of softball_info@tds.net. In order to accomplish a forward like that, you would need to log into the info@softball.com mailbox, and set up a forward in the mailbox settings to softball_info@tds.net

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