E-mail Accounts vs email alias

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This is probably a stupid question.

Since I'm about to sign up with a new web host and different hosts offer different packages I got a little confused with 2 terms:

E-mail-<b>Accounts</B> and email-<b>alias</B>.

What's the difference ?

thanks.

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Well, an "E-Mail Account" is generally when people mean a POP3 Account.

an E-Mail Alias is usually a forwarder to a real address..

For example...

user1@domain.com may be a E-Mail account. The true E-Mail address of your POP3 account.

user2@domain.com may be an alias. Simply forwarded to user1@domain.com, and residing in user1's inbox.

I have several domains that all forward to a single pop3 account, rather than having a separate pop3 account for each, because it's just so much easier & quicker to check a single pop3 account in my E-Mail client than to check a dozen pop3 accounts.

Different means to the same end in this example :)
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Just wondering, does it indicate which emails were sent to which alias, or do you have to check the "to:" bit on each email individually, so that you know.
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I have the "to:" field enabled in my Outlook anyways...

with like 40 different E-Mail addresses for various things, it helps keep things organized...

But, if you've got say 10 E-Mail addresses all coming through on the same POP3 box, just setup 10 folders in Outlook (or whatever E-Mail client you use), and setup mail filters to check the "To or CC" lines for each E-Mail address and stick it in the appropriate folder (I do that for some of my addresses).
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:imwithstupid: i do the same thing. do it all the time for temporary spam accounts. like raj@email.top.tc then i get rid of the domain and don't need to worry about bandwidth used by stupid spammers (not that it uses lot's of bandwidth but it's more a satisfaction thing like cleaning your house and starting fresh)
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Yup, I do that too...

I have forwarders setup for signing up on sites or trials that I know will spam me...

I just alternating between forwarding it to my real E-Mail address and :reject: (to simply bounce it back) as I need to use/block it.
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Cool;
thanks a lot guys,

Also;
May people warned me for using outlook because of the security issues; what program would you reccommend?

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Outlook Express with Norton Anti-Virus & the latest definitions :)

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