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Useful Email advice. > Catchall<
« on: August 30, 2013, 11:57:35 AM »

I have a 'Sub Domain' set up from my ISP (free)  and I have various email address's on that domain.

I was on the ISP's website and found some information about a 'Catch All' email address

eg my normal emails would be :-     etc   etc.

So a catch all would be :-

So what this does if anyone sends me an email and and its spelt wrong eg
It would go into the 'catch-all' and be sent to the email address you set it up to go to.

Another use would be sometimes you need a 'Throw away' email address so instead of going to say Gmail you could use anything before the @ sign .
I tried
and in a short time it came into the email address I set the 'Catch All' to go.

Hope you understand that  :) and may be of use  ;)  .
« Last Edit: August 30, 2013, 12:00:19 PM by tickmike »
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Re: Useful Email advice. > Catchall<
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2013, 06:34:43 PM »

I do..  and yes catchalls are brilliant.. and make it easy to detect where spam originates from.

Unfortunately I dont think that many ISPs now offer this service, but a lot of webhosts do :)
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Re: Useful Email advice. > Catchall<
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2013, 06:48:19 PM »

I use catchall on the mail which comes through my domains (1&1).