Sender and receiver model

When a mailbox is created, a user is allowed to send mail from and receive mail for his own mailbox address.

Mailbox me@example.org is created. example.org is a primary domain.
Note: a mailbox cannot be created in an alias domain.

me@example.org is only known as me@example.org.
me@example.org is allowed to send as me@example.org.

We can add an alias domain for example.org:

Alias domain alias.com is added and assigned to primary domain example.org.
me@example.org is now known as me@example.org and me@alias.com.
me@example.org is now allowed to send as me@example.org and me@alias.com.

We can add aliases for a mailbox to receive mail for and to send from this new address.

It is important to know, that you are not able to receive mail for my-alias@my-alias-domain.tld. You would need to create this particular alias.

me@example.org is assigned the alias alias@example.org
me@example.org is now known as alias@example.org, me@alias.com, alias@example.org

me@example.org is NOT known as alias@alias.com.

Administrators and domain administrators can edit mailboxes to allow specific users to send as other mailbox users ("delegate" them).

You can choose between mailbox users or completely disable the sender check for domains.

SOGo "mail from" addresses

Mailbox users can, obviously, select their own mailbox address, as well as all alias addresses and aliases that exist through alias domains.

If you want to select another existing mailbox user as your "mail from" address, this user has to delegate you access through SOGo (see SOGo documentation). Moreover a mailcow (domain) administrator needs to grant you access as described above.