[Herts] black hole emails

Tim Marshall tim at onebamboo.co.uk
Tue Feb 7 15:40:35 GMT 2006

Most email servers have a 'catch all' email address that emails go to if there 
is no POP box or equivalent to go to. If you make this an address that you 
don't  poll,  they will disappear (into a black hole). Alternatively your 
email provider should be able to setup the emails to be returned to sender or 
deleted if not sent to a valid address.

On Tuesday 07 Feb 2006 12:09 pm, Tony Friis wrote:
> Hi all
> Does anyone know how to send an email to oblivion?
> I have an ISP who lets me use any number of emails in front of my domain
> name, such as this at friis.co.uk that at friis.co.uk or theother at friis.co.uk
> one or two of these (say that at friis.co.uk) now collect so much spam I
> just want to throw them all away. At present I use an email rule in
> Thunderbird to send them straight to trash, but I still have to empty
> them from the trash.
> My ISP lets me redirect any particular address like that at friis.co.uk
> wherever I want, I was hoping to redirect it to somewhere like - perhaps
>      blackhole at null.com
> but I don't know if there is any such email address?
> Has anyone heard of such an address, or any other ideas
> Tony
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Tim Marshall
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