[dns-operations] email address in SOA

Franck Martin fmartin at linkedin.com
Wed Dec 12 23:08:00 UTC 2012

A lot of people do not realize that the RNAME address is behind their
anti-spam solution too. This could explain the low volume of spam being
received. And it is not like you would receive the report of a spam email
at this address (unlike abuse@).

an abuse handle should be present in the domain whois record and kept up
to date.

On 12/10/12 10:45 AM, "Doug Barton" <dougb at dougbarton.us> wrote:

>On 12/10/2012 06:46 AM, Michele Neylon :: Blacknight wrote:
>> If anyone has any actual evidence of SOA data being used for spam I'd
>>love to see it ..
>I've been party to floods of spam arriving at various
>hostmaster@<domain> addresses, but I think that had everything to do
>with that specific address (along with webmaster@) being traditionally
>existent addresses so spammers just try them on spec. I've never cared
>enough to analyze the effectiveness of putting a non-standard address in
>the RNAME field.

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