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info@ email address

is it compulsory?

   
12:40 am on Aug 21, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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?

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

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

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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

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

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There is no such law nor requirement AFAIK.

<edit>Too slow :)</edit>

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

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Thanks for the "info" guys.

Yes it was a typo.

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

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

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Actually I just killed our info@ address because all we were getting there was spam. It's definitely not a requirement.
7:42 pm on Sep 4, 2003 (gmt 0)

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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 :-(

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

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

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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 ;-)