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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.

E-mail general

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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E-mail with deLink

Managing your mail server requires, that you login by entering your user name and password. As administrator you can create new e-mail accounts and you can manage all accounts of your domain. Read more...
Managing your mail account requires, that you login by entering your user name and password. As user you can manage only your own e-mail account. Read more...
You need for each e-mail recipient a separate e-mail account in order that e-mail messages can be received and retrieved using your e-mail client program or processed via web mail. Read more...
If e-mail messages for several recipients should arrive at the same e-mail account, record additional recipients as aliases for this e-mail account. Read more...
In order to forward e-mail messages addressed to another existing e-mail address. Read more...
You can setup an e-mail mailing list, in order to distribute e-mail messages addressed to a single address to several recipients or several e-mail accounts. Read more...
By use of autoresponder you can have an answer sent immediately and automatically to anyone, who sends you an e-mail message, e.g. when you are on holiday/vacation. Read more...
Block sender of undesired e-mails with one click. Read more...
If the spam filter indicates an email as unwanted, you can whitelist the sender. Read more...
You can protect yourself against spam (undesired e-mail) by defining conditions, which reject retrieval of e-mail matching such conditions, e.g. e-mail containing certain sender names or subjects. Read more...
DBy setting rules, you can set e-mails that are classified as spam by the mail server to a whitelist and thus enable the sender. Read more...
If you do not want to use a spam check, you can deactivate it. Read more...
If you do not want to use a spam check, you can deactivate it. Read more...