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Forwarding order

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:48 am
by JohnHace

I get a lot of spam on one of my domains (call it I have another domain (call it with less spam. So, I forward * to because they do a good job of filtering spam. Then, I forward the non-spam results to

Now I'm getting more spam on I'd like to forward everything from except to

Is there a way to do this?



Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:06 pm
by admin
I'm sorry but I don' think this is possible (although I didn't try it myself).

Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:20 pm
by JohnHace
Okay. But now I have a bigger problem.

I found that none of my mail is getting forwarded to unless I uncheck "Authentication required for non-local recipients."

As I understand it, this would create an open relay and open it to spam.

Is there a way around this?

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:21 am
by admin
The option "Authentication required for non-local recipients." does not have any effect on forwarding.
What information is in the log file?

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 4:14 pm
by JohnHace
I'm sorry. I think I misspoke.

Let me try to explain again. In my current mailserver, I forward everything in domain1 (*@domain1) to Then I set the pobox account to forward (after blocking spam) the good email to

When I try this with QnE, I guess the mail is forwarded to pobox, but nothing is coming back to me unless I turn off authentication for non-local. Then the pobox mail comes through, but I worry about the open relay.

BTW, my old mail server did not have this setting. It required me to login within the last 10 minutes in order to allow me to send mail.

I hope this is clearer than before.

Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 11:04 pm
by admin
I think I have to know your extact configuration to understand what you are doing.

If you relay email then there is no authentication, because the remote server will not know the username/password.

The authentication is only used for sending email, not relaying.