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 How to set up your default eMail Address -Catch All

Default address
This controls much more that you'd expect., your "default email address" is the one, which can be used as a "catch all", or in other words, to "catch all mail", which is addressed to anything@yourdomain.com. Using a catch all email is mostly a curse and will bring you tons of spam. We advise all our users to disable this function. Spammers or junk mailers use this feature as a means to pump their trash into your mailbox. As long as the "catch all" is enabled, then all they must do is send to whatever@yourdomain.com and it will reach you.

We recommend that you DO NOT USE the catch all

Setting your default email account:

1. Login to C-Panel
2. Select "Default Address"
3. Select "Discard with error to sender (at SMTP time) "
4. Select "Change" and you'll see a confirmation box, which displays your new setting. That's it- done!

What happens now?

When a spammer or junk mailer attempts to use a random email address to Spam you, it will be bounced back to them. That is, unless they happen to get a hold of one of your "legitimate pop email account names", in which case, you'd have a different problem on your hands.

In the 'Advanced' option is a setting 'Discard' and we do not recommend that. Mail is much better handled with the above setting.

See also How To Combat Spam

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Article ID: 125
Created On: 02 Sep 2008 10:05 AM

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