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:blackhole: :fail: problems

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by trout21, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. trout21

    trout21 Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    When I set one of my users default mail accounts to either :blackhole: / :fail: for un-routed mail - an attempt to try and rid them of the spam they are receiving .. all I manage to do is stop them recieving any mail at all!

    Now thats not right surely? Whats gone wrong?

    trout.
     
  2. haze

    haze Well-Known Member

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    The purpose of those to options is to stop email completely to that account. What exactly where you trying to accomplish in setting the user's email to blackhole and fail for?
     
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    It will stop all mail unless they have either a POP account or a forwarder set up.
     
  4. trout21

    trout21 Well-Known Member

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    My understanding was to try and stop all mail except the default mail address that is the cpanel account i.e. default@hostname.com

    => all mails except default@ would get binned...no?
     
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    rs-freddo Well-Known Member

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    That is exactly what you have done - however how often does the account receive email addressed to default@hostname.com? Usually we are talking bounces only. If you want them to receive email at default@theirdomain.com then you need to setup a forwarder for default@theirdomain.com to default@hostname.com

    Most people don't realise that the main account is @hostname.com (or @servername.com if you prefer) - it does not have anything to do with @theirdomain.com
     
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