ProTip: Create A Catchall Email

The other day, I realized that when I migrated email providers, I did not setup a catch-all email address. I got a couple surprises when I did (more later).

The other day, I realized that when I migrated email providers, I did not setup a catch-all email address. I got a couple surprises when I did (more later).

A catch-all email address is an address that "catches" all other emails coming to your domain. This is particularly useful in catching any typos of your emails either internally or externally. It's also useful if you want to just make up an email and then go create it later. It's particularly useful in receiving emails sent to former employees and contractors whose mailboxes are suspended or disabled.

If you are using Google Workspaces, I recommend having the emails go to a collaborative inbox and adding a subject prefix to know it's hit your catch-all.

So after creating the catch all email last week, I shortly thereafter got an email from AWS telling me my bill. Thing is, I didn't recall having an extra AWS account?! LOL. Turns out that I had a "test" account created with an email like fakeemail123@cloudsecuritylabs.io! Suffice it today I quickly went into that AWS account and shutdown that EC2 instance. Seems like the free tier had expired a few months ago and now I was getting billed.

Anyway, that's it for today. Stay safe out there.

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