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Default Address Redirect rather than Forward

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by kawasakai, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. kawasakai

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    Hi there,

    I know about the "Forward to Email Address" in the "Default Address" Interface. Nevertheless I like to leave no copy in the "Default Email Account". Is there some way to achieve that?
     
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    Do you mean no email in it?

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    But if I select "discard" nothing gets forwarded? That is not what I like to achieve.

    What I like could be called "redirect" not "forward".
     
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    Why would you want anything forwarded, or redirected?

    What sort of email do you get in the default account?
     
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    Mails where no addresses exist.

    Maybe I just use a cron which deletes all mail in the default address account.
     
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    If you use the settings in my screenshot, you won't get email that needs to be deleted.
     
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    I think we have some sort of misunderstanding. If I do that the mails won't get forwarded.
    But I want them to get forward and not stay in the default mail account.
     
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    We probably do. My apologies.

    Why would you want to forward these emails?
    Spam sent to non existent email addresses on your account being forwarded somewhere else is a bad idea.

    Those settings mentioned, reject the non existing email accounts all together.
     
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    It is about a domain which had several accounts in the past on another server but they don't exist anymore. But it should still be monitored if someone still uses them.
     
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    You'd do better to create a forwarder for the specific non-existent email address(es) as needed. You don't need to create an actual email account for that, so, any email going to you@example.com and there is no you@example.com get forwarded to wherever you like. All others, someusr @ example.com, anotherusr @ example.com wouldn't be accepted.
     
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    Okay, that is also an option. Although I don't a list of these previously existing mail addresses.
    Thank you for your patience
     
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