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From "Noel J. Bergman" <n...@devtech.com>
Subject RE: POSTMASTER account
Date Tue, 04 Mar 2003 17:53:34 GMT
Alan,

The only laws covering spam are the paucity of laws covering spam.
Role-based accounts are not separately governed.

The www.rfc-ignorant.org site that I referred you to earlier discusses a
number of these issues in general.  Their comment regarding spam blocking
for postmaster@ is:

    After careful consideration, there seemed to be a consensus
    among users that use of blacklists, etc., did not meet the
    "narrowly tailored" requirements for blocking mail to
    postmaster, but that it would be undesirable to list sites
    simply for employing the MAPS RBL and such on their
    postmaster address. It was decided that we wouldn't list
    folks if the rejection message for postmaster seemed to
    indicate the reason for denial ("{ip} rejected as listed on
    the MAPS RBL", etc.)

Basically, spam sucks, but the postmaster role account has an obligation
because of the requirement to service the e-mail infrastructure.  For James
v3, there has been some discussion of blocking policies that balance the
issues.

	--- Noel

-----Original Message-----
From: alan.gerhard@gercom.com [mailto:alan.gerhard@gercom.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 04, 2003 10:08
To: James Users List
Subject: POSTMASTER account


Guys -

I learned that the POSTMASTER account is a requirement as
per RFC (thx noel) so we are required to alias everything
that goes to POSTMASTER@JamesDomain.Com to the defined
postmaster account.

My concern was that this is a simple guarantee delivery for
spammers - or is there a "law" against using the postmaster
account ??

If so, I would like to report a violation :-)

Anybody know where I can do that ??

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