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RFC 2606

by on Jan.30, 2009, under General, Technology

RFC 2606: Reserved Top Level DNS Names

So the other day I enabled my catch-all mail account.  (A catch-all account is an e-mail account that get’s all the e-mail going to non-real e-mail addresses like abcd1234@asdfa.net.)

As you would expect, I got the regular share of SPAM from the regular random spamming, but I noticed something else that was a little more interesting: mail from newsletters and sites that didn’t appear to be the regular, per se SPAM random addresses: many of them were rather specific along the lines of asdfs, sdfasdfasd, asdf, asdfahf, etc.

Which raises the question: when the spammers were setting up and testing their scripts, is it these addresses they used to test it?  I can easily see someone going through and filing out a form and entering afsdfa@asdfa.net as their e-mail address, just to fill the bo.  Of course, this is in total contravention to RFC 2606, which says that if you’re gonna test something on a  live server/document something, you should use the dummy domain example.com.

But hey, like like any thing else ever stopped them.

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