Re: [ietf-smtp] G.7.3 --- resolvable FQDNs

Michael Peddemors <michael@linuxmagic.com> Mon, 10 August 2020 20:15 UTC

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Subject: Re: [ietf-smtp] G.7.3 --- resolvable FQDNs
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On 2020-08-10 12:23 p.m., Claus Assmann wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 10, 2020, Michael Peddemors wrote:
> 
>> There SHOULD be a URL that responds to http://example.com, where information
> 
> This is e-mail, not some web stuff.
> The contact information for various purposes are defined in the
> RFCs (e.g., postmaster for e-mail).

The reason is for all the people who are NOT engineers, have an easy way 
to contact someone for ANY issues related to that domain.

As well, with everyone hiding 'whois', and so many companies that don't 
have a proper postmaster, or even check the postmaster mailbox, it does 
make sense, which is why it was recommended as a best practice.

There are more than just engineers out there that want to find out who 
is behind the 'mask'..

But yes, maybe it doesn't strictly belong in SMTP language, but a 
'suggestion' might be in order..


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