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Default email address in sendmail?

On Fri, Sep 22, 2006 at 09:51:02AM -0400, Gordon Marx wrote:
> On 22/09/06, Matthew Valites <matthew.valites at> wrote:
> >First of all, this is a horrendous idea, and I can't think for one
> >minute of any justifiable reason that you'd want to do it.
> Perhaps I'm missing some big obvious thing, but why is everyone so
> violently opposed to doing this? (Link + RTFA will suffice)

The primary reason *I* wouldn't do it is the amount of spam that single
email address would get. We've had users do this via a mail admin before
(qmail in that case, but it's supported under my current setup using
postfix) and then complain to us about all the mail they're getting. "I
get hundreds of spam messages a day! Do something about this!" "Well,
you're set as the catch-all for the domain." "Well, I need that feature.
people misspell my username, so I need to make sure I get their mail."

As far as I'm concerned, this is a case of "You know what the Doctor
says? If it hurts when you do that, don't do it!", so I'm interested in
what reasons there are for people being so violently opposed as well.

Christopher Schmidt
Web Developer

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