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I was determined to figure out the email thingy and I think I DID!! At least I was able to download 85 emails most of which was SPAM. :angry: A few were attempts I had made while testing after my first try. I was sending myself emails to me@mysite.com from my ISP. Apparently, I was able to send them, just not download them but I figured it out (sort of)....ALL BY MYSELF! Okay..with the help of the tutorial. :wallbash:


But I downloaded LOTS of spam sent to "info@mysite.com" and I don't see where that is a valid email address. I also received "mail returned" messages that were all from @mysite.com but I didn't send them and there are no members using mysite's email.


How do I nuke the "info@mysite.com" address? I did get some test emails I had sent myself at me@mysite.com from my ISP several weeks ago when I tried to figure it out the first time.


Is there something I did or didn't do that lets spam be sent via my site's email?




I just got this msg:


Your server has unexpectedly terminated the connection. Possible causes for this include server problems, network problems, or a long period of inactivity. Account: 'mail.mysite.com', Server: 'mail.mysite.com', Protocol: SMTP, Port: 25, Secure(SSL): No, Socket Error: 10053, Error Number: 0x800CCC0F


I'm trying to send a test email from my ISP to mysite.com email and it's stuck in the outbox. I remember reading something about ports but can't find it now & can't remember what it was.. maybe 26?? Is that the problem?


I tried to send me@mysite.com an email from my hotmail account & got the same msg when I checked for it. I just downloaded all those emails though & didn't change anything.


Darn it and I thought I was sooo smart. :lol:


What's wrong?

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You should set the default address on the account to :fail: (cPanel --> Mail --> Default Address). This will discard any unrouted mail, i.e. mail sent to nonexistent addresses.


Those bounce messages you're seeing are the result of spammers forging headers and using your domain name so undeliverable mail gets sent to you, not them. Setting the default address to :fail: will at least stop you from getting the bounces.


For outgoing mail try port 26 as port 25 is blocked by some ISPs.

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