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Default Address overrides Account Level Filters

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by philpem, Jun 24, 2009.

  1. philpem

    philpem Member

    Aug 12, 2005
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    cPanel Version 11.24.4-RELEASE, build 36167

    I'm trying to add a filter to forward everything that's sent to "" (where 'foo' can be any alphanumeric sequence). To do this, I've set up an account level filter:

    [To] [Begins with] [philpem.]
    [Redirect to email] [<my email here>]
    I also have Default Address set to ":fail No such person here"

    If I send mail from the server to '', then the mail is passed along successfully.
    If I attempt to send that same email from (say) Gmail to the same address, it's bounced with the error I set under Default Address (550 No such person here).
    If I run a mail trace, I get one red-bordered box:
    virtual_aliases via virtual_aliases router forced address failure
    What is going on here? All I want is for mail with a given prefix to go through to my main email account.

    I've been into WHM and re-saved the Exim config, but this hasn't made any difference. I'm tempted to force a cPanel and Exim upgrade but this seems a bit of a "sledgehammer to crack a nut" solution to the problem...

    Can anyone offer any assistance with this issue?


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