Hi, I’m considering getting a DreamHost account, heard DH has a great staff and hosting here is brilliant, hope that’s true because I’ve never been without certain problems with hosting accounts elsewhere in the past.
Anyway, one factor that will help me decide to go with DreamHost is if certain Email forwarding options are available. Specifically, I want to discard mail for the catch-all and use wildcards or regular expression matching for which addresses should forward to certain other addresses.
The wiki seems to indicate that DH’s options are similar to other hosting services, and doesn’t have anything like regular expression matching for email forwarding addresses. Anybody have some more info for me?
A more ambitious workaround idea I had was to use a catch-all for a domain and setup a snazzy way to add specific addresses at my domain to a list that should :fail: when sent to. Is there any way to interface with DH services so I could program a plugin for my email client to add an incoming address to a block list with a click of a button?
I hate how other services allow any and all forwarding addresses but they can only be added or edited one at a time, and then they’re all mixed into one hard to manage group of “forwarding addresses”. Is the DH email admin tool better? Does it allow any separate groupings of forwarding addresses? For instance, when viewing the list of forwarders can you sort by address being pointed to, rather than just viewing an alphabetical list of incoming forwarding addresses?
Does the tool allow mass creation of forwarding addresses in any way? For the most part I just want easy ways to manage forwarding addresses as I have a history of giving out different incoming addresses to help me know where a sender got my email address from. Any clues as relates to DreamHost is much appreciated!
Actually any good ideas at all are appreciated!