MS Exchange and Blackholes

If you're using Cpanel, you can configure your default email address as :blackhole: which means that any email sent to an undefined address will not be bounced back. If you try sending email to a non-existing address, you'll usually get a "Recipient Not Recognized" error. But if email black holes are in effect, you won't get an error message. But how can we do this using MS Exchange?

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Everytime there's an email sent to a non-existent address, MS Exchange will have to reply to the sender about the error. This can drain the resources of the email server.

Black Holes - not just a space thing! (MS Exchange Blog)

Time to see if this works! :-)

Other MS Exchange Blogs

You Had Me At EHLO...
The Microsoft Exchange Team Blog

Glen's Exchange Dev Blog
My Experiences as a Messaging Developer

[ First posted on 02/01/2005 by Manuel Viloria ]

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