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Mailboxes

Main mailbox

Every Uberspace account gets its own mailbox in the form of $USER@$SERVER.uberspace.de. For convenience reasons you can use $USER@uber.space as well to receive mails.

Tip

Since every Uberspace account is on a different server, we implement the @uber.space addresses with a proxy server that forwards mails to the corresponding mailbox on the server.

Additional mailboxes

You can use additional mailboxes in the form of $MAILBOX@$USER.uber.space. If you have :ref:`set up additional domains <mail-domains>`, $MAILBOX@$DOMAIN will also work.

Setup a new mailbox

To add a new mailbox to your Uberspace, run the uberspace mail user add command and enter your password when prompted. So to add the mailbox post, run this command:

[isabell@philae ~]$ uberspace mail user add post
Enter a password for the mailbox:
Please confirm your password:
New mailbox created for user: 'post', it will be live in a few minutes...

Tip

Nothing is shown while entering your password; that’s absolutely correct and works as intended – just enter it blindly and press Enter!

Warning

While some special characters such as ., +, -, _ are allowed in mailbox names, there are rules limiting their usage. Please make sure your mailbox name adheres to these rules.

Tip

We strongly recommend to use only ASCII characters in your password. Non-ASCII characters may work in some circumstances, but this depends on the encoding used by your client being compatible with the one used by the mail server.

List existing mailboxes

You can list your existing mailboxes using the uberspace mail user list command, e.g. if you have setup mailboxes for post and info:

[isabell@philae ~]$ uberspace mail user list
info
post

Changing passwords

To change a mailbox's password, run the uberspace mail user password command, so in order to change the password for the mailbox post, run this command:

[isabell@philae ~]$ uberspace mail user password post
Enter a password for the mailbox:
Please confirm your password:
New mailbox password set for user 'post'.

Delete a mailbox

You can delete a mailbox using the uberspace mail user del command. To delete the mailbox post, run the following command:

[isabell@philae ~]$ uberspace mail user del post
Mailbox for user 'post' deleted.
You can’t perform that action at this time.