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Why do I see this note about default email rejecting or forwarding?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussion' started by jamescarvin, Mar 30, 2008.

  1. jamescarvin

    jamescarvin Member

    Mar 11, 2008
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    At the bottom of my Email Accounts section of cPanel I see a note that says …

    Note: Your default account has been set to either reject incoming email or forward it to another account.

    Why does it say that?

    I did set up Outlook Express. But I don't want to reject incoming email! I do want the email sent to OE, but not really forwarded - just downloaded.

    Actually, I would like to keep a copy of all my email, received or sent, for about a week, before having it deleted automatically. That would be cool. That way I could catch it in my OE when I'm at my regular computer and just in case I was away from home, I could still check it.

    As it stands it, having set it up as a POP3 account in OE seems to have the effect of deleting everything in webmail.

    Well, that's how its set up, but I'm still concerned about the note. Should I be?
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  2. cPanelDavidG

    cPanelDavidG Technical Product Specialist

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    No, that note indicates that is only for the default address which catches all email sent to non-existent addresses. For example, spammers frequently send email to some random address like assuming your default address will send it to you. Blocking it is typically a good idea.

    I'd recommend contacting your web hosting provider for further clarification if you need it.

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