Mail trouble


#1

A beginner question: how do avoid my email account receiving every kind of email sent to whateveruwant@mydomain.com?
Because this is a big problem. Any kind of word you write before @mydomain.com is delivered to my email address …
I can specify the bounce option under “forwarding” but by this way I’ve to add each new user@mydomain.com
Hope my is enough clear …


#2

In the panel, under Mail --> Manage Addresses, do you see a listing for catch-all@yourdomain.com? That’s how my catch-all addresses are listed – there’s a link in the left-hand column of the listing where you can delete it, and once it’s gone any mail not addressed to an address you’ve specifically set up won’t come through.


#3

Thanks for your reply daisygirl.
Another problem is due to the newsletter form that’s on my web site: obviously in the code there’s my domain.com address and a lot of spam is coming right from there …
Just wondering if there’s a way to hide the domain.com from the form.


#4

There’s a method that normally works against bots harvisitng your E-mail from your website. There’s a special word for it that I don’t remember, but basically it uses HTML charcter coding to type the address. It displays just fine in a browser becuase it’s rendered proerly. I think it should also work in your form.

I was going to post an example, but it got rendered and didn’t show the behind-the-sceans stuff. Check out the link…

that came from this page

-Matttail


#5

The word is obfuscation, which basically means “to obscure”.


Simon Jessey
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