Does catch-all address override all forwarding?


#1

If I have a catch-all address that forwards to a specific inbox on a dreamhosted address, does that override all other forwarding or bouncing on that domain?

It seems that way.

I set up a catch-all for a dreamhosted domain and everything that comes in on that domain that isn’t going to a separate inbox is going into that catch-all, including mail sent to addresses that I specifically set up bounces for.

I guess I don’t really need the catch-all, per se, but I moved the domain over from another host, and there are people out there who might send to one of the really old, old addresses that I used to use on the domain (of course, 99.99% of those people are spammers), and on the off-off-chance that one of them was trying to get ahold of me, I’d like there to be the possibility that I’d see the incoming message at some point.


#2

That was how I did it as I moved domains. I set the catch-all and then added required aliases or bounces as I came across them. They get served first and the catch-all rescues the dregs. Then eventually you can turn off the catch-all if you wish.

There is also the new plus-tagging feature that was recently added which has uses.


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