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Old 7 Mar 2012, 03:04 AM   #1
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Aliases as separate accounts

Hi there. I'd like to know if there is a way to access individual aliases ([email protected]) as separate accounts using Fastmail's interface.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 7 Mar 2012, 05:10 AM   #2
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What do you mean, separate accounts?

It's always possible to have e-mails received at different aliases to be delivered to their own folders. You can also configure "Personalities" so that e-mails sent from different aliases are stored in their own folders. In addition, the web inferface is usually smart enough to auto-select the appropriate personality when replying. Combine these features with your own folder hierarchy, and you effectively get multiple accounts that are more or less independent of one another.

If you need even more separation between the aliases, you could always sign up for a new FastMail account, delete the alias from the first account, and add it back to the second account. But that costs money.
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Old 7 Mar 2012, 05:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response.

This is what i want: i have my primary account ( let's say [email protected]) from where i created several aliases (let's say that one of them is [email protected]). What i'd like to do is to be able to manage [email protected] from [email protected] and also to be able to login to Fastmail using [email protected]. In other words, i want to use an alias as an alias and at the same time as a separate Fastmail account.

Is this possible?
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Old 7 Mar 2012, 05:59 AM   #4
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i want to use an alias as an alias and at the same time as a separate Fastmail account.

Is this possible?
I don't think so. You can only log in with your primary e-mail address. Think of it as a security feature: If somebody tries to break into [email protected], they will fail even if they know your password! Because of this, some people never give out their primary address and only use aliases when talking to other people.

If you want separate logins, you'll need to create two accounts and manage them separately.
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Old 7 Mar 2012, 06:07 AM   #5
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Ok then, thanks for your help!

Just another one question that occurred to me right now: if [email protected] is my primary e-mail (and the one that i'm using to login), is it possible to use an alias as my primary login mail and convert [email protected] to an alias?
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Old 7 Mar 2012, 08:18 AM   #6
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Ok then, thanks for your help!

Just another one question that occurred to me right now: if [email protected] is my primary e-mail (and the one that i'm using to login), is it possible to use an alias as my primary login mail and convert [email protected] to an alias?
I dunno, at least it's not something that you can do on your own. Maybe FM will do it for you if you open a support ticket.
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Old 8 Mar 2012, 10:04 PM   #7
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Ok then, thanks for your help!

Just another one question that occurred to me right now: if [email protected] is my primary e-mail (and the one that i'm using to login), is it possible to use an alias as my primary login mail and convert [email protected] to an alias?
No, but you can always rename your account to whatever username you want and the old username will automatically become an alias.
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