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email forward to null?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by abubin, Jun 15, 2006.

  1. abubin

    abubin Well-Known Member

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    I want to setup an email account "empty@email.com" where any emails sent to this will be automatically deleted. I remember I can put something like :null: but not sure exactly how.

    This email account is for sending newsletter. But I don't want to receive any emails from this account. It's only for sending mails.

    Anyone can help?
     
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    WebScHoLaR Well-Known Member

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    You can setup a filter from the cPanel and Discard all the emails that will be directed To the email address.
     
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    If you just want any emails sent to that address to be deleted then set the forwarder to :blackhole: it will accept the email and then /dev/null them
     
  4. abubin

    abubin Well-Known Member

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    ahh...it's :blackhole: and not :null:. Thanks.

    Now, another question is what's the difference between :

    1) Adding filter to "Discard" a mail based on "To" abc@mail.com.

    2) Adding forwarder to forward abc@mail.com to :blackhole:.

    I would assume (2) would work faster than (1)?
     
    #4 abubin, Jun 18, 2006
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    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    What are you trying to achieve exactly? If all you want to do is to not receive email to the alias it's best to set it to :fail: so that no email is actually received. If you want to recve it, process it, and then dump it, it doesn't matter which one you use.
     
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