How to Create Mail Aliases in Webmin

Webmin is a free and open source system management panel that can handle Unix and Linux system administration on dedicated servers in general and on web hosting servers in particular. You can use it to automate many of the server tasks that would normally require command line work, and creating mail aliases is one of those tasks.

To create an alias in Webmin, just follow these steps.

  1. Log into Webmin (typically http://[ip-or-hostname]:10000)
  2. Click “Servers” and then click “Postfix Mail Server”
  3. Click “Mail Aliases”
  4. Click “Create a new alias”
  5. Enter a description of the alias in the first box
  6. Type the address you want to setup as an alias. For example, if you wanted to use, you would simply type “billyboy”
  7. From the drop down menu in “Alias to”, choose the appropriate option: email address, write to file, etc.
  8. Type the address to which the alias will send information into the text box.
  9. Click “Create”.

With the Webmin Postfix module, you can also manage aliases and delete them. You also have the option of directly editing the alias map configuration file.