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Default email account question

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by Marty, Jul 23, 2003.

  1. Marty

    Marty Well-Known Member

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    Okay, let's say I set up an account for domain.com with the dummy as the username.

    The default email account is now dummy@domain.com.

    Now, I go to the control panel and change the Default address to :fail:

    Mail sent to any address that is not set up specifically gets bounced, but so does mail sent to dummy@domain.com.

    Is there a way to keep it from bouncing mail send to dummy@domain.com but to bounce all other mail?

    At one time it did not behave this way.

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    If you set the default address to :fail:, the only thing that won't fail is real email accounts. You would need to make dummy@domain.com a real (POP) account.
     
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  3. Marty

    Marty Well-Known Member

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    I have done that, but that seems a bit redundant as the default account is already a pop account. It just seems to me that it should only bounce mail for non existent accounts. dummy already exists as the default account.

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    It does seem silly, but it's how it works. Probably because the default isn't really an independant POP account, but a catchall account. Must work differently than normal POP accounts.
     
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