bergman on 29 Jan 2019 08:56:25 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Domain catch-all email addresses providers

In the message dated: Tue, 29 Jan 2019 09:09:08 -0500,
The pithy ruminations from Rich Kulawiec on 
[Re: [PLUG] Domain catch-all email addresses providers] were:
=> On Tue, Jan 22, 2019 at 01:29:09AM -0500, PaulNM wrote:
=> >I'm looking for suggestions/recommendations of decent cheap email service
=> > providers that allow catch-all/wildcard addresses.
=> I suspect that the easiest/cheapest way to do this would be to set
=> up a virtual host (as usual, I recommend Panix) and then configure
=> the MTA to accept mail for the set of relevant domains, including
=> accepting wildcard addresses for a subset of those domains.

That method gives the most control, with the added effort of managing
yet-another (virtual) host.

If your domain registrar allows wildcard mail forwarding, you don't even
need the virtual host. I've been using godaddy for a long time (despite
it's downsides), and doing wildcard fowarding to my Panix account. The
incoming mail has the original "To:" header, allowing me to do mail
fowarding, sorting, and filtering (and replies) based on the original
destination.  In my case, some of that processing (including forwarding
mail back out to other people @gmail, @$WORK, etc) is done on Panix via
procmail and some done on my local server. There is no virtual host and
I do not run my own MTA (at least not on the public internet).

=> (I know I've recommended Panix here before.  BTW, they recently dropped
=> their prices while increasing their services.) to check my latest statement.

As someone who has been with Panix long enough that my email address
there originally had a UUCP 'bang path', I also recommend them highly.


=> ---rsk

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