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More than one destination for catch-all address?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by Kent Brockman, Jun 7, 2009.

  1. Kent Brockman

    Kent Brockman Well-Known Member

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    Hi, I'm wondering if is there possible to setup more than one email address as the catch-all. This would be interestng in order to forward spam to several repositories like spamcop and the one at spamassassin, and thus help to fight the abusers.
    anybody know?
    Thanks!
     
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    You could forward it to an email forwarder. The email forwarder could be set up to send all messages it receives to multiple destinations. To do this, just create an email forwarder for the email address. Then create another email forwarder for the same email address, repeating as necessary.
     
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    Whoa, that's a mess!

    I experimented with a test account and found that you can specify as many addresses as you need, as far as you type them comma separated. BUT.. you cannot do that directly from the cPanel: I did it using de ConfigServer MailManage, which allow me to change forwarder values ;)
    Issue solved :D

    PS: BTW, what's the file containing these settings? (Just in case I want to manually check it via ssh)
     
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    I recommend you update your cPanel if you cannot add multiple destinations for an email forwarder using commas (e.g. destination1@example.com,destination2@example.com). This issue was fixed back in 11.12 and I just verified this as functional on a test server running 11.24 (internal case 2402).

    You will find the files that store the forwarders withinin /etc/valiases/
     
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    Well, yep, it is supposed to be modifiable via cPanel, but I were forced to use the CS Mail Manage plugin because I noticed cPanel -and I cannot realize why- don't let me change some catch-all addresses from their default (*fail*) values to any other settings.

    At /etc/valiases I can see every file has its correct permissions (main_account:mail) so the above mentioned issue may not be due to permission problems. Any idea about why that may happened?
     
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    I don't have any ideas offhand, but feel welcome to allow our technical analysts assist you with correcting the cPanel/WHM-related issues you are experiencing: http://tickets.cPanel.net/submit
     
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