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Re: Mandatory From field, anonymity, and hacks

2004-07-31 13:17:09

On Fri, 30 Jul 2004 14:38:43 -0400, Keith Moore 
<moore(_at_)cs(_dot_)utk(_dot_)edu> wrote:

> Well, I might be inclined to prefer using a fixed, guaranteed black-hole
> valid address if somebody wants to set one up...

It doesn't need setting up. The TLD ".invalid" already has the required
property, and is registered with IANA as being guaranteed never to resolve
to anything.

that doesn't do a thing to keep the root servers from getting hit.

It does if user agents that receive ill-considered requests to send mail to such addresses recognize that particular case and don't waste time looking it up.

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