webmaster at domain, To create or not?
chris.carey at gmail.com
Sat Jan 26 12:28:20 MST 2008
On Jan 26, 2008 11:20 AM, Stephen Shaw <sshaw at decriptor.com> wrote:
> I was emailed by someone noting that the webmaster at domain didn't exist and
> that it would be great to create that and forward it. My thought is that it
> would be heavily spammed. Do people still create webmaster? Is it a good
> or bad idea?
I personally have all this mail go into an "administration" email
account because it's usually pretty noisy.
>From http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2142.txt :
Various Internet documents have specified mailbox names to be used
when reaching the operators of the new service; for example, [RFC822
6.3, C.6] requires the presence of a <POSTMASTER at domain> mailbox name
on all hosts that have an SMTP server. Other protocols have defacto
standards for well known mailbox names, such as <USENET at domain> for
NNTP (see [RFC977]), and <WEBMASTER at domain> for HTTP (see [HTTP]).
Defacto standards also exist for well known mailbox names which have
nothing to do with a particular protocol, e.g., <ABUSE at domain> and
<TROUBLE at domain>.
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