Alvin Poh lives in Singapore, and is interested in marketing, techy stuff, and likes to just figure out how the two can work with each other. He can also be found on Google+.

9 comments On How To Automatically Delete Forwarded Mails in CPanel

  • actually this isn't the best way to do this function.

    creating a filter doesn't always forward every email. I used to think the same as you but I've had filters for a couple years on many domains and checked the server recently to find 250 emails that it didnt send to me…they were all emails I didnt actually want but they were still not sent…maybe it was a spam issue that Gmail had rejected or something. I'm not sure why it didn't send them.

    The best option seems to be using a real forwarder for the redirecting of emails and then a cronjob to delete the original copies of the emails on the server. I'll make a tutorial for this later and post back with a link.

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  • Alvin’s solution is brilliant, not even the cPanel board have something like this.

    About the Visuex issue, this can be easily solved, just add a mail forward and that’s 🙂 cron jobs are not the best option, if you have a bunch of mails to delete this can become a real mess, and if you have a lot of mails configured on a mobile device just for reply and send but their real function is just as a forwarder then, you still receive mails in these accounts.

    Thaks for your solution Alvin

  • Thanx Alvin!

  • Thank you so much, Alvin! Worked like a charm!

    This helped me work around’s downright ridiculous 3o minute mail checking interval. I am now able to forward messages from the Cpanel account, discard them from the Cpanel server, and have them promptly delivered into

    Couple things I had to tweak to get this working:

    In the rules I used the “To” field, versus “any header”. And I also used “contains” (I’ve read it is much more forgiving than “equals” and to to choose this to get things working).

    For the Actions, i set the first to “Redirect to email” as you indicated and pasted in my email address. I then clicked the [+] button to add another action. This time I selected “Discard Message” from the drop down and clicked Save.

    Hope that helps!

  • This works great, I used any recipient and it worked just find

  • Working perfectly thanks for this wonderful sharing going to bookmark for recommendation. Thanks, thanks a lot.

  • Thanks Alvin & Scott. Came across this post by accident and couldn’t believe there was a solution of getting around the 30 min checking by I had always just set up a backup folder to catch the duplicates to clear the server, but this works much better!

    Thanks again for sharing.

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