Aliases and Mailing Lists
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Alias and Mailing List Settings  
 
Email Aliases  
 
If you send a message that includes your own email address as one of the recipients, ChoiceMail One automatically adds an extra header to the copy of the message that will be sent to you. This is so that if an incoming message arrives that purports to be from you, ChoiceMail One can check whether it is indeed your message and not a spammer trying to send you a message that looks like it came from you.  
 
ChoiceMail already knows about your real email addresses because you added them as part of setting up your POP3 accounts. However, if you have created email address aliases, you need to tell ChoiceMail One about them so that it can recognize them as well.  
 
For example, if your real email address is jsmith@someisp.com, you'll have a POP3 account set up in ChoiceMail One with this address. If you send a message to jsmith@someisp.com, ChoiceMail One adds your private header so that when you receive the message, it is recognized. Now suppose you have another email address, john@yourowndomain.com, that you give out to certain people. Mail sent to that address is forwarded to jsmith@someisp.com. The question is, what happens if someone tries to send a message to you that is "apparently" from one of your aliases? If ChoiceMail did not know about your aliases, it would see that message as a new sender and send a registration request out. You might also manually accept the message, thinking it was something you sent out yourself.  
 
However, if you provide your aliases to ChoiceMail, then it can detect both of these situations, checking for the secret code that is embedded in all messages that come from you and sending a normal registration request to other people who contact you using these other email addresses.  
 
ChoiceMail does not support wildcards in aliases. In other words, if you have a domain configured so that email sent to any user at that domain should be forwarded to you, you cannot tell ChoiceMail to recognize all these users. This was done by design and will not be changed. Although it's easy for spammers to find out domain names, it's a little harder to find legitimate email addresses within those domains. If your ISP allows ALL email messages to come through, you are simply making it easier for spammers to get through to you. You should define the specific email addresses that are relevant for your domain and have your ISP's email server reject all other email. There is no reason whatsoever for a legitimate sender to be trying to contact you at an arbitrary email address.  
 
Type your alternate email address in the Aliases edit box and click the Add button.  
 
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Mailing Lists  
 
You should also tell ChoiceMail about any mailing lists to which you subscribe. Some mailing lists send out messages from a variety of senders, and you don't want to send a registration message to everyone on a mailing list. By identifying each of your mailing lists, all the messages from the participants in the list will be automatically passed through to your email application.  
Type the name of a mailing list to which you subscribe in the Mailing Lists edit box and click the Add button.