[Pkg-exim4-users] Re: What happens to unrouteable mail?

Sebastian Tennant sebyte at smolny.plus.com
Fri Apr 27 18:43:04 UTC 2007

Quoth Magnus Holmgren <holmgren at lysator.liu.se>:
> On Friday 27 April 2007 18:41, Sebastian Tennant wrote:
>> Something of a daft question no doubt, but how can I send a load of
>> mail to /dev/null?
>> I'm running an out-of-the-box Exim4 on Debian.
>> Fetchmail polls my ISP domain and mops up all the spam before handing
>> it to Exim addressed to 'junk at localhost'.
> Short answer: Put the following in /etc/aliases:
> junk: :blackhole:
> Long answer: You don't want to dump mail in the bit bucket unseen. Are you 
> absolutely sure that you won't ever throw away valid mail?

Yes, I am.  Valid local parts are routed elsewhere.  Thanks for your
help.  It works a treat.


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