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Old 26 Jun 2018, 02:23 PM   #1
markwolk
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postmaster and abuse addresses

Are postmaster@ and abuse@ addresses compulsory with vanity domains?

All what I could find about it is this: https://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2142.txt dating back from 1997!

I routinely create and maintain these addresses with all my vanity domains. But, reading the IETF text, it would seem that postmaster@ and abuse@ addresses are needed only for domains that send mail via SMTP. Since I never send any mail from my vanity domains, and their SPF record is
Code:
v=spf1 -all
I think I have been wasting my time?

By "vanity domain" I mean a domain that does not actually have a website; it's usually a misspelling. The vanity domain has a 301 redirect to the correct domain.
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Old 6 Jul 2018, 05:04 PM   #2
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Are postmaster@ and abuse@ addresses compulsory with vanity domains?

I think I have been wasting my time?
Is adding two addresses (which may or may not be strictly speaking required) really such a horrible waste of time?
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Old 6 Jul 2018, 07:37 PM   #3
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Yes Janusz; in my case, it is; I have ca 150+ vanity domains. Not all domain registrars have a "set & forget" email redirection service per address; in some cases I need to point the Mx records to Tuffmail, then create addresses there; or do the same with Cloudns. If you know of an easier way, I'll be grateful.

Also, these email addresses unavoidably attract spam, which is dealt with filters, but still ends up in the spam or special folder which I feel compelled to review occasionally.
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Old 7 Jul 2018, 12:06 AM   #4
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I have ca 150+ vanity domains.
Wow! I guess that song must be about you!
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