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Setting your default e-mail address
Posted by Roy Petersen on Feb-15-2007 12:16 PM

Any e-mail that is sent to an unknown account at your domain name, such as unknown@yourdomain.com, gets automatically rerouted to your default e-mail account. All web site accounts are automatically assigned a default e-mail address - user@yourdomain.com - which you can change, if required.

To set your default e-mail address:

  1. Click on the Default Address link in the Mail area.

  2. Click on the Set Default Address link.

  3. Enter the complete e-mail address of the new default in the field next to your web site name drop-down list.

    Note: You can enter :blackhole: to throw away all incoming mail, or :fail: no such address here to bounce the e-mail back to the sender. Of the two :fail: is the better choice, as it will reject mail before accepting the entire message, keeping the mail server running a little smoother.

  4. Click on the Change button. Your new default e-mail address has now been set.

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