How do I set the default address

This address will receive any mail sent to an invalid email address for the current domain. The default address is also commonly called a “catch-all address.”

It is possible to define how the default address handles the incoming messages.

To set up your default address:

  1. Select the domain for which you wish to set up a default address.
  2. Click one of the following options:
    • Forward to email address — Enter the address in the text box.
    • Discard with error to sender — Enter an error message for the sender to read.
  3. You can also click Advanced Optionsto:
    • Forward messages to your system account.
    • Discard incoming messages without an automatic response. (Note that this option is not recommended since the sender will be unaware that the delivery failed.)
    • Automatically forward messages to a program by defining a path to the program, for example /home/$utility, in the Pipe to a Program field.
  4. Click the Change button.
  5. Click Next Step.

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