Spam Protection?


#1

Does anyone know how to automatically delete all emails that come in that are not addressed to the exact email address I am using? I’ve done this with no problem on other hosts. In other words, if my email address is user@domain.com, I don’t want to get messages addressed to anything@domain.com like I currently am getting. The amount of spam is crazy, and Yahoo seems to do a better job of filtering it out. Any advice?

Thanks.

sundevil67


#2

In the Web Panel go to Mail -> Message Filters.

Customer since 2000 :cool: openvein.org


#3

Thank you…I’ve tried a few different combinations and I ended up not getting any mail! I am testing a new one now that just moves messages to a new folder, so I am sure with some trial and error I’ll get it. I guess I was wondering if there was some kind of ‘standard’ filter that I could apply that would just catch-all emails coming in that don’t use my exact address. I’ll play with this some more.


#4

You probably don’t actually want to do this, unless you really want to ignore messages CCed or BCCed to you, or messages which were sent to a mailing list which included you.

If you’re having spam issues, you’ll probably be better served by turning on junk filtering. You can do this from the Panel at https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=mail.junk.