SmarterMail 6.x Help
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Using a Catch-All

A catch-all alias can be established that can receive all incoming email that goes to invalid email addresses within your domain. You may want to do this, for example, if customers frequently send to accounts that do not really exist. In general, however, use of a catch-all alias is not recommended, as it makes you more prone to harvesting attacks.

To set a catch-all alias, first create an alias in your domain to be the catch-all. Then click the Settings button on the main toolbar and select Alias in the Accounts folder under the Domain Settings tree view. Click the Set Catch-All icon on the action toolbar and choose the alias you wish to use as the catch-all, and click on the Save icon from the actions toolbar.

Note: It is important to never set an auto-responder on an email account that the catch-all forwards to, as it may result in spammers sending more email to your domain. In addition, an increase in bandwidth usage will result. If you do not see the option for adding a catch-all, please contact your system administrator as they may have disabled the option.