While checking the log files for a website (let's say
http://example.com) I manage, I saw that there is lot of spam being addressed to email addresses like
firstname.lastname@example.org, which do not exist nor have ever existed, and are not listed anywhere on the website.
Postfixblocks these emails with
Recipient address rejected.
At the same time there are mails being send to
email@example.com, … e.g. mail addresses that would make sense somehow. Some of which might exist for the website while other might not, and even those that exist, might not be listed anywhere on the website.
Is there a list of default email addresses, like
info, contact, admin, administrator, webmaster, that one should enable for each website?
I know I could enable a catch-all address, e.g.
firstname.lastname@example.org to which all emails which are send to non-existing addresses are redirected. But I fear that this would result in spam in the inbox.
Basically: Which common addresses should I enable, which could be used for legitimate correspondence, while not gathering too much spam mails?
A client recently applied for an SSL-Certificate and in the application-form from the certificate provider it was stated, that during the process, they will try to contact the technical contact of the domain as well as send an email to some 'standard' addresses: (
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org)