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Bug#355725: mention that maintainers should avoid certain e-mail addresses (e.g. mail@)

Package: developers-reference
Severity: wishlist

I just had an NM who was using mail@example.com as his email address.
He said he had rumours that such generic mail addresses may cause
problems.  I talked to Pasc (listmaster) and he said it's true and
that maintainers of packages should not use such e-mail addresses.

http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/ says
   Unfortunately it's currently impossible to subscribe with a username
   that matches procmail's check for mail coming from a daemon. This
   means that a username may not have "mail", "admin", "root", "master"
   or similar strings in it (see procmailrc(5) for "FROM_DAEMON").

Can you please mention this in the developers-reference so maintainers
are aware of this.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.16-rc5-486
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Martin Michlmayr

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