Email catch-all user/account: Wiki entry

Christian Rößler Roessler at
Fri Aug 20 09:29:20 CEST 2010

Gunnar Wrobel schrieb:

>>> messing aroung with catchall email today I thought it would be a nice
>>> idea to have a wiki entry for that. So I made one:
>> Thank you for adding the entry, I haven't really done it yet so I  
>> can't proof-
>> read the technical aspekt but I think it would be nice if you could add a
>> couple of lines what this is supposed to do.
> does only indicate it helps  
> avoiding loss of mails in case the sender mistype the recipient mail  
> address. But that sounds like something you could only do in the  
> golden age of e-mail when there was virtually no spam. Which of course  
> is hinted at by the second section which allows to throw away all the  
> spam.
> I googled for a few seconds to understand this approach but I admit I  
> don't. Seems to be a waste of CPU cycles. So yes, I'd also like to  
> understand what this might be useful for.

ah well, the answer would be: It is a requirement I have been given...

Best regards,

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