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Away from internet for a month -can I switch off receive.

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by spainhighlander, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. spainhighlander

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    Hi out there in Cpanel Land

    I am going on holiday for about a month (I AM retired... so don't get nasty :mad: ) .

    As I shall be away from the internet ( and much of what we call civilisation) for most of that time, I am wondering if there is a way a SWITCH OFF e-mails coming in to my domain.

    I had a look at what was on offer in the menu, and the best I culd do was .. Spam Assassin, and spambox.

    Any ideas ? :confused:

    Thanks and regards from sunny Spain.

    Stewart
     
  2. cPanelDavidG

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    Any particular reason you wish to deny all incoming mail rather than simply not check it for a month?
     
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    Hello David

    Thank you for responding.

    The reason is simply a question of numbers. :eek:

    I think that after a month the INBOX might well be overflowing, and have an adverse effect on real mail (...as I do seem to receive my fair share of spam)
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    after my return from holiday, I might haveto spend a good deal of time reading and deleting to sort out the rubbish from the real stuff.

    That's my dilemma, and why I would like some temporary ability to prevent mail entering the domain. Is it theoretically possible ? If not, then I will just have to cope.

    Regards from sunny Spain

    Stewart
     
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    To block all email to your domain, you can set up an account-level filter (or for an individual email account, user-level filter). You can create a rule that if the message has not previously been delivered to Fail with Message and your message can be something like "I'm currently on vacation, try again in a month."
     
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    Thank you David ... that sounds practical.

    Regards from sunny Spain

    Stewart
     
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