Hi I would like to change an existing email alias (e.g. "xyz" ) on my Plusnet mailbox into a redirect to an external webmail for a period of time, so that any email sent to xyz@myusername is delivered to that webmail. When I've entered the required details on the relevant Manage My Mail pages I get a warning:
Please confirm that you want to replace alias "xyz" with redirect "xyz" Important: Once you've replaced this you won't be able to recover it.
What does it mean by
Once you've replaced this you won't be able to recover it.
? In a few months time, I will want to go back to receiving email addressed to xyz at my Plusnet mailbox. Will I be able to remove the redirect for xyz and recreate it as an alias at that time? I hope I've made this clear. Your advice would be appreciated.
That message is very misleading - it's more appropriate to when a mailbox is deleted when all it's contents will be lost. I've not had luck in the past when I attempted a direct change - safest would be to delete the alias first and then create the redirect. There will be no issue with reversing the process when the time comes.