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E-Mail FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

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In order to be able to receive e-mail messages addressed to your domain using an e-mail client program, e.g. Microsoft OutLook, OutLook Express, NetScape Messenger, The Bat, etc., you need an e-mail account. An e-mail account is a virtual post office box, in which incoming e-mail messages can be stored until you fetch them. Such an e-mail account is included with every domain registered by deLink. Thus, you need neither an e-mail account with a further provider nor a hosting package, in order to be able to receive and send e-mail messages using your domain.
E-mail messages addressed to your domain can be forwarded to another existing e-mail address. You simply state the target address, e.g. name@t-online.de.
When you operate your own mail server, you can choose the IP or the name of this mail server for your domain. All incoming e-mail messages are then forwarded to your mail server for further processing. You must configure your mail server, so that it accepts e-mail messages addressed to your domain.
An e-mail account corresponds to a (virtual) post office box. The post office box is implemented by allocating physical storage in order to save your e-mail messages for your retrieval at a later time. An e-mail address corresponds to the name which can be written on the post office box. You can associate several e-mail addresses with a single e-mail account. The user needs an e-mail account in order to receive e-mail messages. If you only have one e-mail address and no account, e-mail messages sent to this address can only be forwarded to one other address.
When you have a domain, you own all e-mail addresses of this domain. If, for example, you own the domain domain.de, then you can receive e-mail messages addressed to info@domain.de, mail@domain.de, hans.schultz@domain.de, etc. You can choose, whether e-mail messages dispatched to all addresses of your domain are forwarded or should be saved in your e-mail account (Catchall activated), or whether e-mail messages should only be accepted at certain addresses defined by you (Catchall deactivated). If you deactivate Catchall, e-mail messages, sent to addresses which you have not explicitely defined, are rejected. The sender receives a respective message.
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