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Create a forward-only SMTP email account without it's own mailbox?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by kabatak, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. kabatak

    kabatak Well-Known Member

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    Right now, I am using email forwarders only (without actual email account), this works perfectly since I am forwarding to Gmail. However I now have a special requirement:

    My helpdesk software requires me to enter an SMTP user/pass (which happens to be my main cpanel user/pass). I don't want to put my main cpanel user/pass in the config files of the software for security purposes. I figured I need to have a separate SMTP account.

    My question now is how can I have a separate SMTP account without having an actual mailbox?
    I still want it to "forward only" to Gmail.
     
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    quietFinn Well-Known Member

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    Create an email account, use that account's user & pass to authenticate, but send to the "forward only" address.
     
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    kabatak Well-Known Member

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    @quietFinn, but that account will still have inbox and will contain messages right?
     
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    What messages?
    If you create a mailbox, like fkgbykxcstxpvrqy@yourdomain.com, and you use that only for authentication, what messages would you get to that mailbox?
     
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    kabatak Well-Known Member

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    You are right. Thanks!
     
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