At 12:36 -0500 2/26/2002, Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
*I* think that postmaster@ the mailing list machine (or domain) is a good enough answer, but I think Chuq will accuse me of geeking out again, and on this one, I'm afraid I'd agree with him.
The number of people on the net with *no* indoctrination at all is truly stunning.
Earthlink seems to think that postmaster@ should be a synonym for abuse@, and that a robot should scan the incoming message and say "nothing here seems like abuse of an Earthlink account...go away". And all I was trying to do was tell them "hey, in the odd moments when I can actually use the POP server, I've gotten a dozen Welcome messages for other users, 4 invoices for other users, two responses from support robots destined for other users which about said other users having similar problems." The robot is right...no abuse there. ;-(
With that kind of training, no one will find the postmaster@ address.