This server allows you to administer e-mail for your own domain, using
a simple web-based form. You may not only add aliases and forwards, but
you may even add your own mailboxes, complete with a POP3 login and
password. Also, depending on your account setup, you may add mailing lists
and autoresponders. It is suggested that one of the first things you do is
add a main POP3 emailbox besides "postmaster" to use for yuor personal
You will see the following table below. If you have a lower class
of account, the mailing list options may not be available.
First click the "New POP accounts" link. You will be prompted for a POP
account, password, and real name. To guard against errors, you must enter
the password twice. The POP account is what will be put into the POP3
Username section in your mailer. Then simply click the Add button, and
the new POP account will be added. If you wish, you may add the new POP
account to any local mailing lists you have set up with the "New Mailing
List" command described below. Note that if you wish to forward
mail to your domain to a remote mailbox, creating a virtual POP user
will not help. Instead, skip to the Forward section, and follow the
After creating a pop account, view the list of existing POP
accounts by clicking on "POP accounts" on the main menu. From here,
you may create new accounts, delete accounts, or set an account to
ctach all mail not addressed to any existing accounts, aliases,
forwards, mailinglists, or autoresponders.
Next, find the row for your new POP account, and
look under the "CatchAll Bounced" column, and click the corresponding red
and black circle. This will set the mailbox you just created as the
default address, where any e-mail to your domain that is not specifically
adressed to any of the other addresses will go.
Aliases are additional addreses that point at existing POP accounts. To
create one, simply click "New Alias", select the account you want a new
alias for, and type the name of the new alias. Like the New Pop Account
form, you should enter it without the @domain.com. Then click Add to add
the new alias. You may wish to make a new alias for Postmaster, and have it
be the CatchAll account, instead of creating a new mailbox for personal
use, though if you do this, your e-mail user must be postmaster.
As with POP accounts, clicking the "Aliases" link on the main menu
will show you the list of aliases. The "modify" button is used to add and
remove additional addresses from your aliases.
Forwards send email to the designated firstname.lastname@example.org to the
chosen remote address(es). Click "New forward", and fill in the local
name, and the forward email address. The proper syntax is explained
on the page itself. If you wish to forward the CatchAll account,
there is a special procedure for this. Create a temporary CatchAll
account, then delete it. It will ask you if you wish to
forward. Click the checkbox, and type in the new forwarding
address. Then click the "Confirm Delete" button.
As with other options, you can view the existing forwards by selecting
the appropriate link from the main menu.
Note that aliases and forwards are very similar, and forwards can be
added to an alias, and aliases can be added to a forward, and both can
be added to a pop account, by creating an alias or forward of the
same name. If you created it as an alias
first, it is listed under aliases. If you created it as a forward first,
it is listed under forwards. If you deleted the first forward, and the
line below it is an alias, it will be moved to aliases, and vice versa for
deleting an alias when it was created first.
Autoresponders automatically send back a text mesage when mailed
to. Click the New Autoresponders link, and you will see the
autoresponder form. The Autoresponder name is, once again, the e-mail
address, minus the @ and the domain. The Owner Email address is the
person who owns the autorepsonder, and Subject is the subject line of
the automatically sent e-mail. Simply type the text you want sent
into the large textbox, and then click Add.
If you wish to use the autoresponder feature as a vacation
replacement, you may create an autoresponder called "vacation" and alias
your existing account to a new temporary account created for holding mail
received while you are away, and add a forward to the alias you just made
to the vacation autoresponder. When you return, delete the alias and
theforward, and change your username and passwod in your mail software to
read the mail in your temporary account. With some mail programs, you may
create different profiles or personalities, so you don't have to lose your
If you wish to put the catchall account on vacation, it's even
easier. Simply create an autoresponder called "default" that sends back
the vacation message, and delete it when you get back.
click here for sample (this one is large)
The autoresponders also have their own listing on a seperate page.
To create a mailing list, or listserve, click the New Mailing List
link, and enter the mailing list name and owner, click Add. An example
mailing list name would be "example-l". This will create the mailing
list, and also create all the other standard aliases for an EZMLM mailing
list. For our example mailing list, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, and some other addresses will be
created. Users will be able to subscribe via the subscrbe alias, and you
can manually edit the mailing list by clicking the coresponding delete and
add buttons for each mailing list you run. Note that there are now a
lot of options that can be configured on mailing list creation. You
may safely leave them alone if you don't understand them.
The mailing list section of the control panel looks like this.
The yellow and grey butons that are in a row and column perform the function in the column for the account/list/alias in the specified row. For example, the button in
the "Show Subscribers" column in the "email@example.com" row will show the subscribers of the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list.
For further information on EZMLM list administration, please examine the EZMLM
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