Re: [anti-spam-wg] abuse address field ?

  • To: Frank Gadegast frank@localhost
  • From: Michael Horn nibbler@localhost
  • Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2008 11:40:40 +0200 (CEST)

Hi Frank,

On Fri, 11 Apr 2008, Frank Gadegast wrote:

there was once (arround 2001) an attemp to introduce a abuse-field
into all whois entries, but it somehow never made it.

Are you talking about a proposal to force all ip holders to use the
abuse contact field or was that just about the existence of such a field?

the field itself exists since quite some time:

nibbler@localhost:~$ whois -t PERSON|grep abuse
abuse-mailbox:  [optional]   [multiple]   [inverse key]

Is anybody interested in opening a discussion on this again ?

Having a well working abuse contact is an incredibly great thing.
However nobody can warrant that the contact named there is actually
working at all. Which means - even if people are forced to provide e.g.
an email address - the question remains how much care is taken of its
inbox.

cheers,
Michael