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getting mails from dummy accounts

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by ngchandak, Jun 24, 2005.

  1. ngchandak

    ngchandak Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone, I am facing the a problem regarding mails. Suppose a domain called xyz.com and I created a mail id called abc@xyz.com. There is only one email account present in my domain ie; abc@xyz.com but I am receiving the mail from mail@zyx.com,info@xyz.com,jhon@xyz.com etc.. this email account are not present in the domain but still am getting the email from this account. so help to understand and resolve the problem of mails.
     
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    Tapan Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    It seems that you have enabled the catch all and all the mails is coming to the account which you have specified in the catch all settings. Just remove it and everything will be back to okay.

    Thanks.
     
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    ngchandak Well-Known Member

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    expain me to understand the problem

    Hi,

    Where i find the catch all setting ? explain me to understand the problem.
     
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    More specifically, set the default address for the domain to :fail:

    This will cause Exim to reject messages during transmission if the recipient is invalid.
     
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    webignition Well-Known Member

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    CPanel > Mail > Default Address > Set Default Address
     
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    ngchandak Well-Known Member

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    Hi,

    I implimented that, let watch for some Hr. I will be back if problem still there.

    Thank you for advice.
     
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    Its a little tricky!!!!

    I am facing the same problem but i have 5 valid email account in my domain.So if i set the catch all account to to :fail: wouldn't it be impossible to send mails to and fro between these 5 e-mails. :confused:

    Could some one enlighten me on this?

    I know there are guru's out there :)
     
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    No, that would be fine. Any email destined for Mail account or Forwarders would be delivered, it's only if email cannot be delivered to an existing address that it would :fail:

    If this is your server, you might also want to install a Dictionary Attack ACL:
    http://www.configserver.com/free/eximdeny.html
     
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