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At my old hoster, bogus email went into the bit bucket. With Jaguar, it's all coming to me (and that's not a problem because I ...

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    "Bogus" email addresses

    At my old hoster, bogus email went into the bit bucket.

    With Jaguar, it's all coming to me (and that's not a problem because I trust my Virus Checker.

    But what do you go with them?

    On one domain, it's addresses that have changed so that's easy to take care of.

    But on another site I get LOTS of stuff that is "valid" stuff like quotes and contracts and other stuff to potentially a correct address at the wrong domain.

    Should it be considered spam and deleted or reply to some or what? I really don't know what to do and since on one domain I'm getting few every day, I need some guideance.

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    In control panel there is a thing called Block an Email in the email section. This should allow you to block spammers.

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    I understand your frustrations, as I have been getting several messages destined for different domains myself. It is not difficult to disable the deafulat address feature, however, I am interested in seeing the mail that comes in case someone does send something important. If you want to disable the address, just log in to SSH, open /etc/valiases/yourdoamin.com and delete the line that starts with a * (probably the last one). I tried writing a script that would automatically send out a message to the sender alerting him or her of the error while still sending me the message, but every time I log into CP, it gets reset, so I've given up trying to maintain it. CP may do the same thing if you remove that line altogether.

    As for replying to the incorrect messages, it is a judgement call. If it appears to be something important, or the sender sends multiple messages to the wrong address, I generally send out a quick note to let him or her know. Otherwise, I tend to just ignore them.

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