Changes between Version 1 and Version 2 of faq/email/catch-all-email


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Jan 19, 2009, 11:34:44 AM (11 years ago)
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Jamie McClelland
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    55In other words, if you currently have setup {{{joe@example.org}}} and {{{fabiola@example.org}}}, if someone sends you a message to {{{julio@example.org}}}, that message will bounce back to the sender with an error indicating that the email address {{{julio@example.org}}} does not exist.
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    7 If you create a catch all email account, then, instead of bouncing back, the email sent to {{{julio@example.org}}} (or, for that matter, anyone @example.org, will be delivered to the catch all account.
     7If you create a catch all email account, then, instead of bouncing back, the email sent to {{{julio@example.org}}} (or, for that matter, anyone @example.org), will be delivered to the catch all account.
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    99Before creating a catch all email account keep in mind: catch all email accounts are spam traps. It is common for spammers to send messages to random users at a particular domain and if those messages are not rejected, they are assumed to be good addresses, so the spammers will continue sending to you. This is a problem not only for you (you'll get a lot of spam in this account) but also for May First/People Link since our servers will need to process a lot of spam on your behalf. Our servers are able to reject outright a lot of spam by rejecting email that is sent to an address that doesn't exist.