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Disable catch-all email address

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by ryan0204, Jan 28, 2004.

  1. ryan0204

    ryan0204 Member

    Dec 13, 2003
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    Is there a way in cpanel or whm to make the default account stop recieving email for an address that doesn't exist? Example: I create an account in whm called test123 for domain In the email section of cpanel, it says "All unrouted mail will be sent to: test123" Is there a way to turn this off and just have it bounce back email that was sent to a non-existent address? Because with that virus going around, im getting a bunch of email to or which don't exist but are being accepted by my default account.
  2. bear

    bear Well-Known Member

    Sep 24, 2002
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    Set up a second POP account, and then set up forwarders for the aliases you want to receive mail to point to the new POP. As for the old POP (test123), set up a forwarder for that one to :blackhole: (exactly as shown). This will discard mail not specifically to an alias. You could use :fail: instead, but this will cause a bounce message for each piece of mail that hits it, maybe causing high mail loads.

    You might also use the default address specification instead of a forward for the 'test123' account. Should also work, but there may or may not be other issues using this...

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