Catchall/Wildcard aliases

Looking for general information on aliases?

A catchall or wildcard alias is one that allows all mail to any address at a domain to be filtered into a single account. You can then use rules based on the To address of a message to sort mail into separate folders if you need to.

These types of aliases are useful if you'd like to have separate mail identities for sales@mydomain.com, support@mydomain.com, accounts@mydomain.com, but without adding extra users on your account.

To set up a catchall alias:

  1. Go to Settings → Users & Aliases.
  2. Create a New Alias.
  3. Set the email address to be *@<domain.tld>.
  4. Optional: update any other options as required. See the aliases page for more information.
  5. Click Save.

Creating an alias also creates a matching sending identity. This means you can also send mail using this wildcard alias. When sending from a wildcard alias, you'll be able to manually type the From address (to sales@mydomain.com or accounts@mydomain.com, etc) when writing a message.

If you only have a few addresses you receive from and send to, it may be easier just to set up individual aliases that will have matching sending identities.

If you have both a wildcard alias and a specific alias, incoming mail will send to the specific alias.