How to deactivate default mail address

mendo

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hello!

i have got a domain, but i'm not using any email-address using this domain.
i checked mails from the default mail address of this domain recently and i saw heaps of spam in this mailbox (some thousands).

is it possible to deactivate this default mail address totally? so what i want is that all unrouted mails to my domain will be sent back and not forwarded to my default mail address. is this possible?

thanks for help,
mendo
 

mendo

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where?

thanks for this advice, but i couldn't find these tweak settings in my cpanel.
where can i find this option?

i'm using cPanel X v2.5.0 (i think, that's the version).
 

driverC

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In Cpanel click on "Mail" -> "Default address". Then set the default address to :blackhole: The blackhole setting will not send mailer daemon messages back which is good for the server as it will cause less load.
 

elleryjh

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mendo:
It is in cPanel under "Mail" -> "Default address". The behavior you are looking for is fail, not blackhole as driverC mentioned. You should enter the following in the box on the Default Address page:
Code:
:fail: No Such Address Here
forlinuxsupport: This user is using cPanel not WHM

driverC: This user was looking for a way to reject, not blackhole mail. Furthemore, :fail: is much perferred over :blackhole: See http://www.configserver.com/free/fail.html for more info
 

Lyttek

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driverC said:
In Cpanel click on "Mail" -> "Default address". Then set the default address to :blackhole: The blackhole setting will not send mailer daemon messages back which is good for the server as it will cause less load.

Search the forums... :fail: causes less of a load than :blackhole: