I've just installed Sparrow on my brand new iMac. I found the Aliases pane in Sparrow:

I've Googled it and found some source say it similars to Shortcut in windows. What the Aliases pane for?

Please help guys!

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No this is not a file alias (which is the same as a shortcut in windows) but an email alias. An email alias is an additional email address for an existing account.

You create an account with an address [email protected] and then a series of additional address for the very same account (the aliases).

You will have

  • one account
  • several addresses

It is the same principle as shortcuts and aliases for files but in another context.

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