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SOLVED Block Receiving E-Mail Address

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Mike_Jumbling, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. Mike_Jumbling

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    Hello All,

    I want to block incoming mail to one address only. This address does not have an e-mail account, e-mail sent to it is received by the default account. I do not want to block the default account entirely.

    I do not have root access.

    cPanel Version 60.0 (build 35)
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    Path to sendmail /usr/sbin/sendmail
    Path to Perl /usr/bin/perl
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    (I have replaced the name of my domain with domain.com).

    The Set Default Address is set to forward to a real e-mail account on the same domain, unrouted@domain.com. My e-mail client then downloads from unrouted@domain.com.

    I then, when registering for websites etc., register with adresses such as amazon.com@domain.com. This stops my personal account being flooded by adverts etc.

    One of those adresses is now receiving masses of spam and I want to block it, imcoming messages to be auto-deleted.

    I have set up the same rule in Account Level Filtering and also in User Level Filtering (in the unrouted@domain.com account).

    To = spam.com@domain.com; Action = Discard

    A test :

    ---> To: spam.com@domain.com
    ---> From: test@localhost
    ---> Subject: test
    --->
    ---> This is a test message.


    Gives this result :
    Code:
        ---> The Filter has matched the following condition(s):
        ---> $header_to: is spam.com@domain.com
        ---> Return-path copied from sender
        ---> Sender = default@ukdc1-www41.example.co.uk
        ---> Recipient = default@ukdc1-www41.example.co.uk
        ---> Testing Exim filter file "/home/default/etc/domain.com/unrouted/filter"
        --->
        ---> Save message to: /dev/null 0660
        ---> Filtering set up at least one significant delivery or other action.
        ---> No other deliveries will occur.
    
    
    However I am still receiving e-mail to spam.com@domain.com in my e-mail client.

    Anyone got any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
    #1 Mike_Jumbling, Jan 29, 2017
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  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist
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    You should.
    example.com@domain.com is received by the default account, sure. But joe@, sue@, youtube@ and any other word you can think of can be as well.

    You should create a forwarder for that instead of using the default account this way.

    If that forward (amazon.com@) is found out by a spammer and you're getting pounded with spam, change the forwarder to a new one and kill the old one getting spammed. After all, its not a valid email anyone uses.
     
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    That worked, thanks.
     
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