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How Can I Use :FAIL Without Screwing Up Forwarders?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by HarryPeratestes, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. HarryPeratestes

    HarryPeratestes Registered

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    This is my first time here, so please be gentle. From the threads I've read you guys are WAY beyond my knowledge base.

    I'm using cPanel 10, and if I try to set either :blackhole or :fail for unrouted mail it disables my forwarders. Across all my domains I use 17 forwarders and really don't want to create full email accounts for them.

    Thanks!
     
  2. PWSowner

    PWSowner Well-Known Member

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    It shouldn't. If you set your default address to fail, it's only supposed to fail any addresses that don't exist as either POP or forwarders.

    Are you sure it stops your forwarders? If so, you should contact your cpanel provider, either your datacenter or cpanel, and report it. Maybe try upgrading cpanel in case there's a bug in the version you're on.
     
  3. rs-freddo

    rs-freddo Well-Known Member

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    Squirrel's right I use fail and forwarders on all my accounts and they work fine. latest stable.
     
  4. Devil Inside

    Devil Inside Well-Known Member

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    Must be something with all of our servers then...

    Whenever the default address is changed from the username email account - all email magically disappears and is never found.

    To correct this - whenver a user changes the default address to anything but the username account - I have them setup a new email account using the username as the username....

    Confused?

    Example - a cpanel account has the username "billybob"
    In cPanel's mail section, I have that user create a new pop account with the username "billybob"

    So then instead of checking the username account by only entering "billybob" as the user/login - they would use "billybob@domain.com"

    And this corrects the issued with incoming mail failing when the default email address is changed.

    If it is a problem with my servers rather - I'd like help fixin it :)
    I sooooo want to set :blackhole: as the default default address.
     
  5. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

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    Yup, that's how it works for the cPanel virtual user setup with exim. If the Default Address is set to anything other than an email address, the main account will nolonger work and you have to create a new virtual account for the main account, i.e. account@domain.com
    You really don't. :blackhole: is not good, :fail: is :)
    http://www.configserver.com/free/fail.html
     
  6. drmike

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    FYI:

    The original poster is using :fail instead of :fail:.

    I don't thnk it'll work that way.

    -drmike
     
    #6 drmike, Mar 13, 2005
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