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5. Working with Mailboxes
To add either, go to your mail control panel: /mail
and click on either of the two links at the bottom.
If you're adding a permanent alias, you will use the first link. All permanent alias addresses begin with a prefix, which is preset to your account number. You may change this by clicking on Settings at the top of the control panel. You cannot change the prefix of temporary alias accounts.
If you're adding a temporary alias, follow the second link. All temporary alias accounts expire automatically in 14 days. These are useful for situations like ordering on line or joining websites, since they're basically "throw away" accounts.
Temporary alias accounts automatically forward incoming mail to your primary POP account. Permanent alias accounts can be set to forward mail to any account you choose, off site.
Your alias must begin with a prefix, which is preset to your user ID number. It's recommended that you do NOT use a hyphen in the alias name. If you attempt to set a name without the prefix, you will see this screen: (the prefix will show yours, not the one in the graphic)
If the name you selected is available, you'll see this screen:
When you've clicked on, "I'll take it!" you will get this screen:
Clicking on the "Next" button will take you back to the Mail Control Panel, where you will see your new alias listed.
got feedback?main mail page.
On the next screen, you will see a small checkbox next to the address. Uncheck it to deactivate that mailbox.
got feedback?main mail page.
NOTE: You can now delete your POP3 box, but doing so will also wipe out all of your aliases.
When finished, the new box will be displayed in the mail control panel along with the address to forward to.
Spaces are not permitted. An underscore should be used in place of a space.
On most keyboards, an underscore is on the hyphen key and is entered with the shift key.
got feedback?alias for your main mailbox that will automatically expire after 14 days. After the 14 day period, mail sent to the temporary address will bounced and will not appear in your inbox.
To set up a temporary address, go to your Mail Control Panel and click on "add temporary address".
After agreeing to the terms and conditions, you will be allowed to select the name for the alias. Please note that any temporary address you create will always begin with uXXXXXX_, where X=your unique DSLR user number. I used the name of the retailer I was purchasing from as the suffix.
After you hit NEXT, you will get a confirmation screen and you will be sent back to the mail control panel where your new alias will appear along with it's expiration date.
Thats it! Should you no longer need the address before the 14 day period is up, you can always click on the "edit" button from the Mail Control Panel and manually delete the alias.