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E-Mail FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

This is where you find a collection of questions and answers to e-mail. If you have any additional questions, simply send us an inquiry using the Support Form.


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.
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, then you can receive e-mail messages addressed to,,, 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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