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info@ email address
is it compulsory?
Purple Martin




msg:697725
 12:40 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

I tried sending an email to a major Australian bank but it got bounced mack as "no such recipient".

Am I right in thinking that any domain name has to have a default email address info@www.domain.com.au by law? Or is that just for .coms?

 

1milehgh80210




msg:697726
 1:01 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

since we're dealing with the world-wide-web here, I doubt there's any world-wide-law to deal with this.
I'd avoid doing business with businesses that could'nt be contacted though...

PatrickDeese




msg:697727
 1:10 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Am I right in thinking that any domain name has to have a default email address info@www.domain.com.au by law? Or is that just for .coms?

I believe that the only "obligatory" email address is "postmaster@" as a matter of fact. Info is not required, although it is the defacto standard.

However, can I ask was "info@www.domain.com.au" just a typo? Because that is a malformed address for most servers. I think you meant: info@domain.com.au

marcs




msg:697728
 1:12 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

There is no such law nor requirement AFAIK.

<edit>Too slow :)</edit>

Purple Martin




msg:697729
 1:17 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the "info" guys.

Yes it was a typo.

spock




msg:697730
 1:18 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

There's no such law. There are RFC-mandated rules about having postmaster@ and abuse@ addresses (perhaps the closest thing to a law on the Internet). I specifically avoid having info@ addresses for my domains because spammers tend to love them.

jamesa




msg:697731
 7:34 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

Actually I just killed our info@ address because all we were getting there was spam. It's definitely not a requirement.

Macro




msg:697732
 7:42 pm on Sep 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

I just killed our info@ address because all we were getting there was spam

I'd like to kill our webmaster.... well, webmaster@domain.com but we do get official mail coming to that along with the spam so can't close it down :-(

jbinbpt




msg:697733
 8:14 pm on Sep 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

We have a catch all (non-directed) address. When someone has nothing (or at least once a week) to do we sit them down to sift out anything good.

Macro




msg:697734
 10:00 am on Sep 5, 2003 (gmt 0)

When someone has nothing (or at least once a week) to do we sit them down to sift out anything good

That's a good idea for a punishment. Must remember that the next time it comes to disciplining someone ;-)

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