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Email Aliases

We provide email aliases on the domain to all contributors who have agreed to the FPCA and are in at least 1 group.

Getting Your Aliases

In order to get your email aliases, you must create an account in the Fedora Account System . You must also sign the Fedora Project Contributor Agreement and make sure you are also approved in at least one group as well.

After approval of a group, it may take up to a day before the email aliases are activated.

Once your account is ready, you will get aliases based upon the following template:


Your aliases will forward to whatever email address you have registered in the Account System. If ever you need to change the address your mail forwards to, that is the place to do it.

You will not be provided with any sort of POP, IMAP, or web-based email access. You will not be provided with any mail storage. These aliases are forwarding-only. In order to send mail 'from' these addresses, you must set the From header on your email from your current email client. Many free web-based email services do not offer this ability, so you may need to establish an account elsewhere to gain this ability. The necessary configuration steps vary for each email client, so you are on your own to figure out how to do this.

We frequently see problems with marking emails from fedoraproject as spam, you may wish to choose a different provider

Package maintainers email aliases

If there is a need to contact maintainers of a given package, you can use the official email alias to contact maintainers and co-maintainers. It is especially effective, when you need to contact maintainers of multiple packages and don't know, which maintainer (or co-maintainer) is currently active.

  • <package>

You can also mail just the Fedora maintainers:

  • <package>

Or only the EPEL maintainers:

  • <package>

These aliases consider a user a 'maintainer' when they are admin or have commit privs on a package.

For general bugs or other issues with a package, do consider filing a bugzilla bug instead. The aliases are useful for coordination, but bugs and RFE's should still be filed in bugzilla.

Working Clients

These clients are known to allow explicit From headers, which allows your email to appear as being 'from' your aliases.

Client Name Works? Instructions Notes
Clients in Fedora Package Collection
Thunderbird Checkmark.png Link
Evolution Checkmark.png Link
KMail Checkmark.png Link
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Free Web-Based Offerings
Gmail/Google Mail Checkmark.png Community Blog article Works if you set SMTP server manually ( when adding alias
Yahoo! Mail Warning.png
MSN Hotmail Warning.png

Checkmark.png Works
Note.png Unknown/Limited
Warning.png Doesn't Work

Evolution Client

To use Fedora Email Alias in Evolution, follow these steps:

  • Add email account in Evolution. Use the same email address which was used to register with Fedora Account System.
  • Evolution will enter Sending server and Receiving server details automatically.
  • Sending Server and Receiving Server details can be added manually if Evolution doesn't do it automatically.
  • After email account has been added, go to Edit --> Preferences. Select the newly added Email Account and click Edit.
  • Under Required Information, just change Email Address to


To set an E-Mail Alias in Thunderbird, first create an account for the email address that receives the redirected emails. Once done, go to Edit --> Account Settings (or Tools --> Account Settings), and select the account you just created. At the bottom right corner, click Manage Identities. Click on Add, and then fill in your name and your alias (e.g., Click OK, and you're all set!

Anti-spam filter
To limit the diffusion of E-mail_spam, some service providers create a directory in your web mail account where, by default, suspected e-mails are stored temporarily and after some time deleted and so are not sent to your e-mail client. As e-mails from fedoraproject domain could be handled in this way, you should set in your web mail the fedoraproject domain as reliable, to avoid this.

If any of the above listings are inaccurate, or if you have additional information, please update this list!

Gmail / Google Mail

To learn more about using your Fedora Project email alias as an outgoing address in Gmail / Google Mail, read the article on the Fedora Community Blog for more information.

Getting Help

If you need help or have questions about this process, contact the Account System team .