In general, an alias is an alternate name for
someone or something. In literature, a "pen name" is an alias for
the author's real name. The noun is derived from the Latin adverb
alias, meaning "otherwise" and by extension "otherwise known as" and
the latter meaning is still used in English, as in: Clark Kent,
alias Superman. In information technology, the noun has several
referring to email, an alias would be firstname.lastname@example.org
that forwards messages to a POP email address (i.e., email@example.com).
If someone sends you a message to firstname.lastname@example.org, you
would have to log into your email@example.com POP emailbox
to retrieve messages sent to the superman address.
many aliases come with my account?
Aliases, since they do not take up any additional
space on our mail server, are unlimited in number for all accounts.
do I set up aliases?
Click here for instructions.
Email, the definition
POP (Post Office Protocol) is a standard protocol
for receiving email. POP3 is the most recent version of the protocol.
POP3 is a client/server protocol in which email is received and
held for you by PCG Hosting. Periodically, you and/or your email
program connect to the mail server at PCG Hosting to see if you
have any mail waiting and download a copy of the messages. (Depending
on your settings in your email program, you can leave a copy of
the messages on the server to download on another computer or remove
them completely from the mail server when you check your mail.
The latter is what you want to use if you check your email in only
one location, since disk space is limited for POP accounts. You
don't want mail bouncing back to the sender if your emailbox runs
out of room and can not take any more messages).
can check POP3 mail in Netscape Communicator, MS Outlook, or
Eudora to name a few applications.
many POP3 emailboxes come with my account?
The number of POP3 emailboxes that come with
your account vary based upon the hosting plan you are on. See
the chart located here to find out how many come with your
do I set up and check POP email?
The step by step instructions
for setting up and checking POP email is available here.