If you have ever done any SEO, you probably have struggled with being on top of multiple emails addresses and endless spreadsheets of logins and passwords. If you are registering different hosting accounts or creating personas, it is essential that you stay anonymous. Very few email clients will actually let you redirect emails to multiple different accounts or create aliases – different email addresses within one account.
To top it off, popular clients like Hotmail will oftentimes block access to your account and have you go through the verification process what almost always will require you to confirm your identity with your phone number. Others will simply turn off your account, if you don’t login periodically. All of those things make the process of using multiple emails a real pain in the butt.
Mail.ru is one of the very few clients which will actually enable you to set up multiple aliases within one account and redirect them to multiple other email accounts or one master account that you have set up on your machine. Having all your aliases in one account makes things a lot easier, especially if you need a lot of anonymity in lots of places.
HERE IS WHY YOU SHOULD BE USING MAIL.RU
Although it’s Russian it has nothing to do with spam
It will never block the account due to inactivity
It will never ask for verification regardless of your IP
Will allow multiple aliases & redirects
Will let you aggregate emails from other popular clients
…and have I also mentioned you can set the language to English? Considering all the above, at one point I started asking myself why I haven’t been using it as my main email client.
As for the number of aliases you can create, I’m not sure since I haven’t created more than 10 on a single account. I found it more manageable to actually categorize my aliases and spread them among a few mail.ru accounts.
You can also easily integrate it with your desktop client like Outlook or Thunderbird. Here are the POP3 and SMTP settings you need to use.
Incoming mail server: pop.mail.ru
Mail server port: 995
Requires SSL: Yes
Outgoing mail server: smtp.mail.ru
Mail server port: 465
Requires SSL: Yes
This video will walk you through the process of creating an alias in mail.ru and redirecting it to your master email account: