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Mail domains


TuxFamily can also manage your mails for your own domains or for * By requesting a mail service on the panel, you will be able to add as many mailboxes and forwards as you need to your domain.

This page only explain how to manage mail domains. To get useful informations about mails, please refer to the User mails page



As usual, login on the panel, select the project that will receive your new domain mail then use the create button in the mails domains section.

Creation tips

  • You have to enter a domain name (like or, not the name of a mailbox that you wish to create (like or
  • TuxFamily can't sell domain names and is not going to give you domains. If you want one, just buy one :)

Maybe you should try with gandi (those guys rox ;) )

If you have your own domain

If you own a domain (let's say that you are using for a TuxFamily-hosted project, you may also want to create a mail domain for it.

The mail domain you request should be the same as your domain name, so that you can create E-mail accounts or forwarding aliases for the members of your project of the form:

Note that the registrar from which you bought your domain may provide equivalent E-Mail services. You are free to use their Email services, but you will need to configure your project's DNS MX and CMAP records appropriately.

If you don't have a domain

You are encouraged to buy a domain name for your project, but you can still create a mail domain for your project as a sub-domain of

To create E-mail accounts or forwarding aliases for the members of your project of the form, simply request as your mail domain.


This object is moderated. Please see the Moderation section

How to configure it (panel)

You have several fields on the panel :

  • Catchall address : Local mailbox to be used as a catchall (can't be a forward)
  • Accounts : The mailboxes of your domain
  • Forwards : Virtual mailboxes that forward mails to an other address.


  • MAIL server 1 :
  • MAIL server 2 :

How to manage my group's rights on this object

You can share this object with people of your group using the ACL system

How to destroy it

  • login to the panel
  • select the group that owns this mail domain
  • select the mail domain
  • use the delete button

How to use it

In any case, the login for an E-mail account is the full mail address

Please note that TuxFamily does not provide an SMTP server for sending mail. Please use your ISP's server or configure sendmail on your computer.

Tricks and tips

  • You can't ask for the mail domain, it's ours :))

Useful links