About Google Workspace email aliases

Tip: Only Google Workspace administrators can create email aliases.

Google Workspace administrators can create email aliases for a user so that they can send and receive email from another address at your domain. This article provides an overview of what email aliases are, what they're used for and resources for how to add them.

How it works

Every user in a Google Workspace account has a primary address for signing in to their account and receiving mail. If a user wants another email address, you can create an email alias for them.

Example: bill@solarmora.com wants a separate email address for sales enquiries. He sets up the email alias sales@solarmora.com. Mail sent to either address goes to Bill's inbox.

You can add up to 30 email aliases for each user at no extra cost. Users must continue to sign in to their Google Workspace account with their primary address, not their email alias.

When to use

Email aliases are a helpful way for individuals to receive mail sent to another address all in one place. For instance, aliases are useful for sales and support staff who want a memorable, public email address. You can also use an email alias to send emails from a different address or alias.

Email forwarding is a separate feature in Google Domains that you can use to receive mail at one address that was sent to another address.
Example: You can set up alias@domain.com to forward to myemail@gmail.com using Google Domains.
You don't need a Google Workspace subscription to use email forwarding in Google Domains.

Add an email alias

To add an email alias, you must be a Google Workspace administrator. Visit the Google Workspace Help Centre to learn how to add email aliases. Use a domain alias to give everyone in your account an email alias at another domain that you own.

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