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Old 05-22-2006, 12:18 PM
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Blackhole vs Fail - Which is better for server optimization


I would like to know what is the prefered option for the default email address for our clients.

I beleive :blackhole would be better as the server does not have to bounce/send an email for each piece of spam...

We used to set the default email address to that of the client, but now there is just too much spam circulating and it is a bad idea.

FYI .. we use cpanel


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Old 05-22-2006, 12:30 PM
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According to cPanel, fail will use less resources.

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Old 05-22-2006, 12:33 PM
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great thanks

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Old 05-22-2006, 10:47 PM
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Blackhole has to accept the entire email, then trash it. Fail used to accept the entire email then send out the fail notice which caused mail queue problems, but a while back how fail works was changed. Now with fail, when the headers are sent to the server, it automatically rejects the message telling the sending server right away that the message is not being accepted. That's why fail is better now.

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Old 05-22-2006, 11:01 PM
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Old 05-23-2006, 04:07 AM
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thanks...server went bad and sites just got moved...just ready to type in :blackhole:

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Old 05-23-2006, 05:06 AM
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btw...do you put in
:fail: no such address here
or just
:fail:
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Old 05-23-2006, 05:24 AM
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Either will work and the first just allows you to customise the error message.

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Old 05-23-2006, 05:30 AM
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so, when it's bounced, that's the subject line?
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Old 05-23-2006, 05:54 PM
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Not the subject line, but added to the bounce message.

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