[NBLUG/talk] Email Boxes
chriswagner at amyskitchen.net
Mon Jun 19 11:20:13 PDT 2006
RFC 822 specifies that "postmaster" be valid..
RFC 2142 also has a list of suggested aliases. I think some of these
are good, but obviously not all.
As far as directing your listed aliases to dev/null, for most of them
it's probably OK, though I've never done it myself.
Personally, I use spamassassin with pretty defaultish rules (and fairly
minimal administration) and only get a few spams a day, but then you may
be on a higher visibility net block.
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Sent: Monday, June 19, 2006 10:54 AM
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Subject: [NBLUG/talk] Email Boxes
On a stock madrake(mandrivia) system (sendmail) I've got a dozzen or so
stock mail aliases. As the machine actually does serve mail I'm less
than happy about having additional pipes for spam. I'm wondering if it's
safe to just put them to /dev/null or even just delete them.
apache - forwarding to root, but I wonder why apache could need an email
address. Yes I'm running apache.
postmaster - I'm pretty sure I'm required to have this one. I have it
auto-replying with a message saying "if this is an actual issue send
email to whansen at corporate-image dot com" as I was shocked and amazed
that I was getting spam on it (a new low for spammers).
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