Nicknames allow users to:

  • Receive mail as a different SMTP address to same inbox
  • Send mail with a different SMTP address from same inbox
  • Example: =

The total number of nicknames for your Google Apps account:

  • Equals ten times the number of users
  • Maximum number of nicknames for one user account is 30
  • Does not allow every user account to have 30 nicknames

You can not create a new user with username of existing nickname

Users can send mail from their nicknames

Domain aliasing behaves like a virtual nickname


Nicknames work nicely with:

  • Mail - Send and receive
  • Calendar - Appointments
  • Docs - Sharing

You can not use nicknames to:
  • Chat
  • Log into Google Apps