| 2:02 pm on May 5, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Assuming a domain would only ever need one email address would cause more problems than I care to think about before having the required pot of coffee. Changing the protocol worldwide would definitely save some work too huh? :)
| 2:22 pm on May 5, 2002 (gmt 0)|
No doubt it is almost unable to make a reality. I meant an idea of superfluity only.
| 3:22 pm on May 5, 2002 (gmt 0)|
>Changing the protocol worldwide
How about wildcard email addresses? Like *@yourdomain.com that would go to everybody.
<=== goes to put up coffee
| 4:02 pm on May 5, 2002 (gmt 0)|
E-mail addresses are designed for point-to-point communication. If you want to drop anything that is sent to a domain into the same mail box, then that's your choice, and easy enough to implement. But I don't think that it would be a good idea for the e-mail addressing scheme to cater to this special case explicitly.
On the positive side, RFC 2822 doesn's say anything about the form of the user part of an address, thus <*@yourdomain.com> is indeed a valid address! Assuming that your local mail software can handle it, anyway... ;)
| 4:23 pm on May 5, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Setup the mail server for a catch all address, see if it gets to the recipient who is assigned to the address. I just tested it on my server - i emailed @hostname.com and it came to the users e-mail.
| 7:58 am on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)|
When I tried to enter @name.com into The Bat's address field, it changed it automatically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
| 9:21 am on May 6, 2002 (gmt 0)|
I just use one letter before the @, on the same general theory.
| 8:21 pm on May 8, 2002 (gmt 0)|
|How about wildcard email addresses? Like *@yourdomain.com that would go to everybody. |
I love our Admins.
| 8:32 pm on May 8, 2002 (gmt 0)|
If you could do *@whatever.com or a more popular free email company you could spam the globe. Its a good safe guard against spammers.
| 9:19 pm on May 8, 2002 (gmt 0)|
this would be great for catching emails that have a typo in the bit before the "@"
| 9:51 pm on May 8, 2002 (gmt 0)|
Maybe my mail server is just sesky>? qmail - i sent mail to catch all and wammo its there :) doesnt show a e-mail address in the to: field when its blank like @hostname.com