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:blackhole: - Dosen't fail messages

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  1. pkuk

    pkuk Well-Known Member

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    Hi

    I set a default address to :blackhole: and then send mail to a non existant address and it still routes through to the default account, i.e. the account name + password recieves it. If I change it to :fail: it still gets through, there are 8 actual accounts, but send to a non existant account still defaults to the main account.

    Am I missing something?


    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. HappyPappy

    HappyPappy Active Member

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    Yes me too, I'd be interested to see an answer to this one.

    I have set to :blackhole: but there are HEAPS of "Mail Delivery System" emails filling the account up all the time.

    I too need to get :blackhole: to delete all emails that come into the account. But how do we get this to work???
     
  3. cyberspirit

    cyberspirit BANNED

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    there is no way right now to block out the main account email address like address@servername.domain.com
    blackhole and fail only work for virtual addresses.
    It is best to use the verify = recipient as well in Exim.
     
  4. pkuk

    pkuk Well-Known Member

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    What is the point of this feature then, it appears that the main account is collecting all unrouted mail. Why, if the default address is set to fail or blackhole does it still end up in the main account's mailbox?

    Does that make sense?
     
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    ljprevo Well-Known Member

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    Couldn't you set up a virtual account which blackhole's and forward the default email to that address?
     
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    pkuk Well-Known Member

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    Not sure I follow, how would you do that, I have gone into cpanel and asked for all unrouted mail to be forwarded to :blackhole:, shouldn't this do the trick?
     
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    It should, but it is not.

    I just verified this.

    I assume this is on a "default" account only.
     
  8. pkuk

    pkuk Well-Known Member

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    There is a main account, i.e the account that's created when the actual hosting account is created, this has a mailbox named the same as the account name. There are 8 other accounts, which take the form of name@domain.com. If mail is sent to a name that doesn't exist, it goes to the main account, it will not fail or blackhole, no matter what I try, it always goes to the main account. It looks like this could be a fault.
     
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    pkuk Well-Known Member

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    Does it work, if so I'll set it up?
     
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    So far so good.
     
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    pkuk Well-Known Member

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    I'll try it, thanks for your thoughts...
     
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    hey guys,

    pay attention to several entries on this subject:

    if you want to bin all messages arriving in your default address, i.e. all mail (incl. junk) not with destination one of your 'real' mail accounts or addresses defined in the forward section of cpanel:

    create plain text file .forward in /home/userdomain and make just one entry line:

    /dev/null

    all mail arricing at default address will be 'silently' binned.

    CU;)
     

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