How to create an alias for Namecheap Private Email

An email alias is a virtual mail address that acts as a forwarder only. All the mails sent to an alias email address are forwarded and delivered to the existing mailbox this alias was created for.

For instance, if we want the email address to receive mail sent to as well, we need to create the alias As a result, mail sent to either address then appears in the inbox. The same scheme works for other aliases created for

NOTE: Dynamic aliases are not supported.

Every alias you create for the particular mailbox must be unique for all mailboxes within the subscription. For example, it is impossible to create an alias test for both and mailboxes at the same time.

In order to create an alias for the Namecheap Private Email mailbox follow the instructions below:

1. Sign in to your Namecheap account.

2. Go to Private Email menu on your left, and then click Manage next to the needed subscription:

3. Scroll down to the mailboxes management section.

4. Select Manage Aliases from the drop-down menu next to the email account in question:

5. Click on Add Alias to proceed to the next step:

6. Enter the name of the alias and click on Save Changes:

Depending on the type of email subscription you have, it is possible to create a different amount of aliases:

  • with Starter email plan – 10 alias per mailbox
  • with Pro email plan – 50 aliases per mailbox
  • with Ultimate email plan – Unlimited number of aliases per mailbox

It is impossible, unfortunately, to send emails from the alias email address. To send from the email address, it should be a fully-fledged mailbox. If you need more mailboxes (fully-fledged email addresses to send from and to), follow this procedure on how to order additional mailboxes.

If you need more aliases, you can set up a catch-all option for the mailbox. The catch-all mailbox will be 'catching' all the emails sent to invalid or non-existent address, and forwarding such emails to the specific mailbox. It is a useful option for those who wish to avoid losing important emails due to misspelling.

However, the catch-all has its own drawbacks: it may cause SPAM abuse forwarded to your mailbox as spammers can generate any random email addresses connected to your domain. All emails sent to any of these addresses will go directly to your primary mailbox.

In order to set up catch-all in Namecheap Private email, follow this guide.

That's it!

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