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Guessing addresses (was: LYNX-DEV don't give a damn?)

From: Klaus Weide
Subject: Guessing addresses (was: LYNX-DEV don't give a damn?)
Date: Mon, 28 Oct 1996 18:58:02 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 28 Oct 1996, Filip M Gieszczykiewicz wrote:

> You (Larry W. Virden, x2487) wrote:
> > In many cases however there is no email address of webmaster at all.
> > So having a way to edit it, so that you can try postmaster, root, etc.
> > would be nice.
> Greetings. True... which is where NIC comes in. Just do a "whois"
> on the host and send e-mail to the "technical contact"... asking them
> to fix the problem AND the fact that there is no e-mail contact on
> the site THEY registered (which is rather irresponsible, if you ask
> me).

There is no obligation of any sort that IF host accepts
HTTP connections on port 80 (or some other), THEN address@hidden
must be a valid, deliverable e-mail address.  It just is true in may
cases, (Strictly speaking, not even address@hidden would be
required; it's only required if that host deals with mail at all.)  

However, a registered contact has to exist, somewhere.  But asking 
Lynx to figure it all out, and correctly in all cases, is asking a bit 
too much, IMHO...    

BTW for URLs of the form or the address 
address@hidden might be a more appropriate guess than address@hidden


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