How to create a /dev/null account or spam trap?

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Creating a /dev/null account

Sometimes you'd like to create an account where mail is black holed or sent to /dev/null. One way to do this is:

  • Create a normal user account. Call it for example.
  • Create a mail filter that if an email is over 1 Byte it is discarded.

This will discard all mail sent to this account.

Verified Against: ZCS 4.5, 5.0, 6.0 Date Created: 2/27/2006
Article ID: Date Modified: 04/14/2010
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