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Old 18 Oct 2020, 07:45 AM   #1
horatio8
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Bouncing emails preferred method

Here's a quote from Bill from 2014:

If you have a wildcard target set up, you can also set up other targets. The wildcard will only be used if no specific aliases are found.
If a virtual alias targets itself, that address won't exist. So if you enter [email protected] targeting [email protected], messages sent to that address will generate a bounce (as if the address does not exist). This will happen even if the wildcard alias is active, and is one way to block certain addresses at your domain?


Is this still the preferred way to block a particular alias when you have a wildcard at your own domain? For example, I get spam at [email protected]. Should I create an alias where [email protected] targets [email protected] to bounce it? Should this alias come before the *@mydomain.com targeting my Fastmail address, or after?

Or is there a better way? Thanks.
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Old 18 Oct 2020, 11:50 AM   #2
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As far as I know, Bill's recommended solution is still the best. The order of the aliases will not matter. Regardless of where it exists in the list, the wildcard alias is always processed last.
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Old 18 Oct 2020, 01:17 PM   #3
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I would have thought you would have to do every alias individually otherwise surly you would block the whole domain.

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Old Yesterday, 06:43 AM   #4
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When you say "bounce" I hope you mean "reject". Bouncing means to discard a message and send a delivery status notification to the sender. For spam this can mean sending unwanted backscatter if the sender address is forged.
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Old Yesterday, 07:57 AM   #5
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When you say "bounce" I hope you mean "reject". Bouncing means to discard a message and send a delivery status notification to the sender. For spam this can mean sending unwanted backscatter if the sender address is forged.

Thanks for the correction - I definitely mean reject, so that I no longer get email to a specific alias at my domain.
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