Re: RBL report..
On Sun, Mar 26, 2000 at 08:56:26PM +1000, Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 26, 2000 at 02:41:09AM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> > The domain's technical contact.
> Ideally, yes. In practice, I'd say that's no more likely to work
> than postmaster@domain.
a lot less likely. sending to postmaster@domain is the right thing to do
as a postmaster account or alias is required by the relevant RFCs.
"postmaster@domain" is the only address which is *required*. all of
the other common ones (hostmaster, webmaster, abuse, etc) are either
strongly recommended or just common practice/convention.
from section 6.3 of RFC-822:
6.3. RESERVED ADDRESS
It often is necessary to send mail to a site, without know-
ing any of its valid addresses. For example, there may be mail
system dysfunctions, or a user may wish to find out a person's
correct address, at that site.
This standard specifies a single, reserved mailbox address
(local-part) which is to be valid at each site. Mail sent to
that address is to be routed to a person responsible for the
site's mail system or to a person with responsibility for general
site operation. The name of the reserved local-part address is:
so that "Postmaster@domain" is required to be valid.
Note: This reserved local-part must be matched without sensi-
tivity to alphabetic case, so that "POSTMASTER", "postmas-
ter", and even "poStmASteR" is to be accepted.
this requirement is also mentioned in at least RFC-1123 ("Requirements
for Internet Hosts -- Application and Support"), RFC-1648 ("Postmaster
Convention for X.400 Operations"), and RFC-2142 ("MAILBOX NAMES FOR
COMMON SERVICES, ROLES AND FUNCTIONS").