I am totally new to LAMP/WAMP coming from a C# Win background so having a Rackspace Cloud VPN has been a big learning curve for me.
One of the things that is really pi$$ing me off due to the high number of emails I am getting to this account when in reality there should be hardly any. Is that I have an firstname.lastname@example.org account and it is constantly flooded with emails with TO addresses like
and they are all delivered to my abuse address for my host e.g
So as a total newbie when it comes to emails and the setting up and managing of them (all I know is how to send them! )
a) I don't really need this account anyway so how can I delete the whole email acccount b) If not how can I delete the whole contents of it c) how can I prevent this flood of spam going to my abuse account. On the same server I have a couple of other sites with admin@ addresses and they don't have the same problem. I don't publicize my email address which I guess is why they are going through the abuse journey to get to me.
Is there a way to stop this flood of people just making crap to addresses up and then sending them to any old email@example.com address knowing my abuse setting will get them delivered to me?
Is there not a way of saying if the the email isn't a valid email then even if it's sent to abuse then it should be ignored and thrown away.
I have spam filters on my client and server but this one account is driving me crazy it literally should have 1/2 emails sent to it a week not hundreds.
So any tips on sorting this mess out (remembering I am a newbie with LINUX so don't go into VI PLEASE (J hate that program!!!!) ) would be much appreciated. I can run some commands on my console but VI is just a no no and I prefer to edit files AS files I can scroll up, see, edit without having to hit certain keys first and so on - e.g config files in Java apps!)
So any help sorting this out - and helping me delete this flood of spam and hopefully stopping people using the abuse route to get to me would be appreciated.