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I've been told the following can be done. Create a mailbox that anything@mydomain.com will go to. So if it isn't one of my defined email addresses, it will always go into this one mailbox. That way, I can use as many different email addresses as I like, for example when ordering online stuff. I can use me-amazon@mydomain.com, me-newegg@maydomain.com, etc. I can then setup my mail client to retrieve email for this special mailbox and if I start seeing a lot of spam, I can better figure out who set me up. The thing is, I don't want to have to set up all these email addresses, I just want to use them on the fly whenever I need one.

Thanks

asked 27 Sep '11, 23:58

Alfredo Jahn
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edited 28 Sep '11, 00:00


Hi,

You can do that by leaving the username blank while creating your email address here:
https://my.webfaction.com/email/create
and using the mailbox you want to use as the target.

Hope that helps!

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answered 28 Sep '11, 00:15

neeravk
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Has this feature been disabled? I tried to create a catch-all addresses and keep getting the error message "This field is required." when leaving the first field of the address blank. (i.e.- __@domain.com)

(06 Dec '11, 14:35) Kara Brickman

The control panel is going through some design changes. The feature is not disabled, but it does work differently now. To create a catchall email address, enter an asterisk in the first field.

I hope this helps!

(06 Dec '11, 14:43) maryh ♦♦
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