Catch-All Emails to be Disabled
Posted by Joe Rebis (Import) on 12 December 2007 05:21 PM
Over the last 10 years we have enjoyed the use of an email feature called a Catch-All email addresses. This feature would give you the ability to accept email that wasn't specifically addresses to a particular person in your organization. This was useful if there was a typo in someone's email address. Unfortunately, this feature is also a spammer's dream as they can send millions of messages to accounts like these and using them in attacks on our mail server. |
We process over 500,000 emails per day. However, less than 25% of these messages are legitimate.
To this end, we are discontinuing the use of catch-all email accounts on a global level. We will discontinue the catch-all feature on Friday December 14th. Please make any adjustments to your email accounts prior to that date.
If you are using the catch-all email feature, please disable according to the instructions below and replace with additional email forwards (aliases) as necessary.
Disabling Catch-All Emails