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Blackhole & Fail dont work!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ozzi4648, Oct 20, 2002.

  1. ozzi4648

    ozzi4648 Guest

    Specifying Fail or Blackhole for undeliverable email doesnt work.

    Supposedly, if you specify &fail&, email messages that dont match account email addresses are returned to the sender with an undeliverable messages. I tried blackhole today, email was supposed to be eaten up and just trashed, but it was also returned to the sender.

    This message was created automatically by mail delivery software (Exim).

    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:

    blackhole@srv08.host.net
    (generated from bebe@host.net)
    unknown local-part &blackhole& in domain &srv08.host.cc&
     
  2. Juanra

    Juanra Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure you're specifying :blackhole: and :fail: (with the colons)?
     
  3. ozzi4648

    ozzi4648 Guest

    [quote:12bb7e5ea6][i:12bb7e5ea6]Originally posted by Juanra[/i:12bb7e5ea6]

    Are you sure you're specifying :blackhole: and :fail: (with the colons)?[/quote:12bb7e5ea6]

    No without the colons.
     
  4. Juanra

    Juanra Well-Known Member

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    &No without the colons& or &No, without the colons&? :p

    You have to use the colons.
     
  5. ozzi4648

    ozzi4648 Guest

    [quote:92df4069b5][i:92df4069b5]Originally posted by Juanra[/i:92df4069b5]

    &No without the colons& or &No, without the colons&? :p

    You have to use the colons.[/quote:92df4069b5]

    Ok let me try that, i wish they would be more specific.
     
  6. Damian

    Damian Well-Known Member

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    Check out the on-line userguide. http://www.cpanel.net/docs/cp/

    You can't get anymore specific than that ;)

    In particular the &Setting your default email address& page.

    Direct link (looses nav) : http://www.cpanel.net/docs/cp/settingDefaultEmailAddress.htm
     
  7. moronhead

    moronhead Well-Known Member

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    The default address page clearly states:

    Hint: You can enter :blackhole: to discard all incoming unrouted mail, or :fail: no such address here to bounce it.

    Difficult to see how you could miss the colons. What did you think they were there for???
     
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    I think he is confused about the colons. I also have had this problem and I DID use the colons. I got the same exact error message that he got.
     
  9. moronhead

    moronhead Well-Known Member

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    [quote:7dd66cbe5f][i:7dd66cbe5f]Originally posted by bmcpanel[/i:7dd66cbe5f]

    I think he is confused about the colons.[/quote:7dd66cbe5f]
    Yes, it looks like it. I agree!
     
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