LINUX.COM Email Address

Link to this post 12 Nov 10

Hi, Quick question,

I just became a member of the Linux Foundation, payed my fees, got my email etc... And then I realize that the email is just a vanity email, that I can't actually REPLY from Is that right?

For example, I have my set up to forward to my ymail, which is fine, but then when I hit reply it replies from Ymail not

Doesn't that defeat the whole purpose of having this new email address?? Is there any way to solve this? If not I think I just got RIPPED OFF by the linux foundation.........

refund please....


Link to this post 12 Nov 10

Your concerns and issues have been passed to the Linux Foundation administrative staff, they will be contacted you to resolve your issues.

Link to this post 13 Nov 10

Although your address is a forwarding service you can send mail as "" by changing or adding an outgoing email address. Most mail clients including many of the web based mail services allow you to do this.

Unfortunately, I am not familiar with Ymail but very likely there is a way to do this. We have hundreds of users who actively send and receive using their alias.

If you wish to discuss this further or to request the cancellation and refund of your membership please email

David Ames

Link to this post 14 Nov 10

Oh cool.
Ymail is Yahoo mail, I'm not sure if I can send from a custom address... But I do use desktop clients more and more so I can try that.

Thanks for your help.

Link to this post 14 Nov 10

The instructions for setting a replyto address in yahoo mail is at

If you can list your client app then we may be able to point you to the settings to set the replyto address.

Link to this post 06 Dec 12

I've had a Linux address since 2010 and I just sent it a test message today as I noticed I wasn't getting any emails from that address anymore.. here is the Postfix error I recently received:

The Postfix program

<>: host[] said: 550
5.1.1 <>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in
virtual alias table (in reply to RCPT TO command)

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