Please whitelist cPanel in your adblocker so that you’re able to see our version release promotions, thanks!

The Community Forums

Interact with an entire community of cPanel & WHM users!

auto delete of email when forwarded?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by wildnis, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. wildnis

    wildnis Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Hi,

    I wonder if there is any auto delete for emails which got forwarded.
    I have some users on the server which forwarding there email address to another account - problem is that the mailboxes are getting larger and larger and I have to delete them manualy.

    Is there a fix??
    Help appreciated
    Thanks
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. dalem

    dalem Well-Known Member
    PartnerNOC

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Messages:
    2,754
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    353
    Location:
    SLC
    cPanel Access Level:
    DataCenter Provider
    remove the pop box and just use the forwarder if they never log into the account to delete it kind of a waste having it
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. DigitalSurgeon

    DigitalSurgeon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2005
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    If you want emails to be forwarded only and not kept on the server, then you do NOT need pop3 email accounts on the server. You have already setup email forwarders. If you are going to have pop3 + forwarder then emails will NOT be deleted from pop3 automatically because what you are trying to do with that is have them stored on the server (pop3) AND forward a copy (forwarder). A forwarder does NOT need a pop3 account.
     
  4. wildnis

    wildnis Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    thanks for all that so far.
    But I still need the email address so I have to set up a box, correct?
    The thing is that we have a domain xxx.com, so we want to use info@xxx.com, this will be forwarded to collectsmail@aaa.com.

    But we do need the address info@xxx.com. believe that as soon as I create an email account a pop3 box is created.

    I don't understand how we can forward an email which does not exists (so it would go into the :blackwhole

    Appreciate your help
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. dalem

    dalem Well-Known Member
    PartnerNOC

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2003
    Messages:
    2,754
    Likes Received:
    87
    Trophy Points:
    353
    Location:
    SLC
    cPanel Access Level:
    DataCenter Provider
    first off you shuld use :fail: instead of blackhole


    info@xxx.com would be an alias and would forward all others alias's that you don't have forwarders set up for would bounce (or in your case since your using blackhole would disapear)
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  6. wildnis

    wildnis Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    thanks, can you explain what the difference is between blackwhole and fail?
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  7. aby

    aby Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Messages:
    638
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Location:
    India
    :blackhole: means the mail disapears and no failed message is sent out.
    :fail: means messages will fail, and an error message will be produced and sent back to the user.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  8. wildnis

    wildnis Member

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2005
    Messages:
    11
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    151
    thanks for your help!!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
Loading...

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice