[Herts] black hole emails

Tony Friis tony-lug at friis.co.uk
Tue Feb 7 19:31:28 GMT 2006

Unfortunately when I try to redirect a mailbox at my ISP to error:nouser 
I get an error message saying:

   "You have not completed your e-mail address correctly"

and the redirect is not set up. It seems to insist on the @ sign, if 
nothing else!


Terrence Houlahan wrote:
> Hi Tony-
> use the destination user as "error:nouser" (w/out the quotation marks. 
> That should solve your problem.  When Mailserver receives anything 
> addressed to the problem address, it will bounce to the sender as 
> "undeliverable."
> Between the holidays and my wife ordering me to Salsa dancing classes on 
> Wednesdays, haven't made many LUG meetings lately, but hopefull will 
> make tomorrow's.  BTW, how are you getting on w/ your Vigor 2600 router? 
>  I was in Prague last week and needed to access some info on my server 
> and VPN'd into it from the SAS Radisson in Prague sans probleme.  good 
> bit of kit for the price.
> Terrence
> 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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