Knowledgebase: E-mail
Default Address, Catchall
Posted by Bill Kish on 27 January 2014 05:12 PM

In cPanel, the catchall feature is referred to as "default address." Enabling the default address allows any mail sent to an invalid email address to be sent to a particular email address rather than bouncing. This default setting for this feature on our servers is set to ":fail: no such address here" and sends a message back to the sender that the address they sent to does not exist.

If spammers target your domain, and you forward mail to your default address, that address is likely to receive a large amount of spam. For this reason we recommend that our members create either mailboxes or forwarders for each email address they plan to use and never rely on the default address.

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