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Default email address in sendmail?

discuss-bounces at wrote:
> Don Levey wrote:
>> It's also possible (though tedious) for someone to get a reasonable
>> approximation of the company employee directory by hitting th email
>> server, unless that company uses nonsense email addresses.
> Only if the company is not smart enough to disable VRFY and to change
> the error code for unknown addresses to OK and just silently drop the
> email.

That wouldn't necessarily be smart either.  Any misspelling of a username
would cause a failed delivery, but without the bounce the sender has no
indication that their message was never received.

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