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Email filters - blackhole or fail ??

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by peterr, Oct 10, 2003.

  1. peterr

    peterr Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I notice in the CPanel docs, the use of:

    Code:
    :fail: 'string message'
    
    to bounce the email back to the sender, or

    Code:
    :blackhole:
    
    to delete the email, is only mentioned in

    Setting your default email address , but neither of these functions appear to be a feature of Email filtering .

    Is this a bug, or just not possible ?

    Peter

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    mickeymouse Well-Known Member

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    Dear peterr,

    This is not a bug. This is a feature of e-mail filtering. This is a great way to block any email that comes to an account that you have not created.


    Regards,
     
  3. peterr

    peterr Well-Known Member

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    Re: RE: Email filters - blackhole or fail ??

    Hi mickeymouse,

    The 'feature' that I mentioned was:

    Code:
    :fail: 'string message'
    to bounce the email back to the sender, or

    Code:
    :blackhole:
    to delete the email, is ONLY available in "Setting the default email address", and NOT available in "email filtering".

    Peter
     
  4. goodmove

    goodmove Well-Known Member

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    Have you actually tried the :blackhole: as an email filter or are you just assuming that it won't work?
     
    #4 goodmove, Oct 28, 2003
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  5. peterr

    peterr Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    Neither

    Code:
    :blackhole:
    or

    Code:
    :fail:
    work with email filters.

    Peter
     
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    goodmove Well-Known Member

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    In that case, a round-about way would be to redirect the filtered emails to an alias for which you can set up a forwarder to blackhole or fail.
     
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