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Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by ServerIntelligence, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. ServerIntelligence

    ServerIntelligence Well-Known Member

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    I have a client that does not want the main default email acount,He wants it removed 100%.

    How can I remove this default main email from his acount.

    regards,
    Brian
     
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    ServerIntelligence Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have an answer?

    Regards.
     
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    sexy_guy Well-Known Member

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    delete the account. :rolleyes:
     
  4. ServerIntelligence

    ServerIntelligence Well-Known Member

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    Why cant you deleat the main account. I received this email off a customer in regards to this problem: -

    Can you delete this main e-mail account? As i know CPanel allow to work without the main e-mail account.

    This e-mail account is potentially dangerous.

    I can explain:

    1. POP3 uses plain password autentification. Due to
    XXX@XXX.com using the main admin password this is pop3
    password can be captured and used for site hack. Password for
    XXX@XXX.com can not ba changed, because it's the main
    account !!!

    2. I usually do not use the main pop3 account. I forward all e-mail to my current e-mail account to my Internet provider. Due to
    XXX@XXX.com accounts existance, the mail received to
    that e-mail would not be read.

    3. Due to the fact I canot set a quota for the main e-mail account XXX@XXX.com, it's a potential hole for a DOS attack, because somebody can send gig's of e-mails to this e-mail account. This would result in overload whole server !!! Moreover, you will tell me, pay us for what space !!!

    Please disable the main e-mail account in CPanel and allow me to edit quote and password for that account or delete e-mail account XXX@XXX.com manually.

    Bye


    This is the problem Im trying to get around, any ideas?

    Regards all.
     
  5. NNNils

    NNNils Well-Known Member

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    I would like it to dissappear to because even when I forward mainaccount@domain.com to my own e-mail, still some messages are delivered in the main account, so I have to log in from time to time to remove them.

    Very nerving.
     
  6. ServerIntelligence

    ServerIntelligence Well-Known Member

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    Cpanel support, any help on this one please.

    Regards.
     
  7. carlaron

    carlaron Well-Known Member

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    yes, I too want this mail account to go away, or at least be able to dump it all into :blackhole:...

    I have a few clients where this mailbox fills up with warnings and junk, DESPITE the fact that I have set up a forwarder to blackhole for this address.

    It seems that system messages get in there before the forwarder is seen.

    So these accounts get a warning that their disk quota is full, just because of this one email account that isn't wanted anyway.

    cPanel.net Support Ticket Number:
     
  8. carlaron

    carlaron Well-Known Member

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    I think I have a solution to killing the "main" email account.

    It's so obvious I could kick myself. I get so used to cPanel automating everything I forget everything I know about unix...

    I put a file named ".forward" into the home directory of the account, and in that file I put

    /dev/null

    so all mail to the main account gets tossed in the trash.

    cPanel.net Support Ticket Number:
     
  9. hoobastank68

    hoobastank68 Active Member

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    A solution be great, option to delete it etc..
     
  10. ssilvius

    ssilvius Active Member

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    Let's add the main FTP account to this as well. And an ablity to create an ftp account that can goto the home directory.
     
  11. hoobastank68

    hoobastank68 Active Member

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    :fail: works.
     
  12. goodmove

    goodmove Well-Known Member

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    Do you mean you create a forwarder for the main account with :fail: its destination?
     
  13. Marty

    Marty Well-Known Member

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    Just have the client go to their control panel and change the default email address to :fail:
     
  14. Valetia

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    How do you specify a catch-all destination then?
     
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    Tom Pyles Well-Known Member

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    :fail works for this and many of our clients set theirs up like this.

    You don't...anything that came into an unassigned e-mail address would fail.
     
  16. Valetia

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    So what you're saying is you can't disable the default email account and at the same time have catch-all forwarding to another address?

    So people who want to do catch-all forwarding have no choice but to leave the default email account enabled?
     
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    Jemshi Well-Known Member

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    ln -s /dev/null /home/username/mail/inbox
     
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