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Role mailboxes (RFC0763)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003811D
Original Publication Date: 1980-May-07
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 1K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M.D. Abrams: AUTHOR

Abstract

Occasionally it is necessary to send mail to someone on the net who is known only as the incumbent in an official position. Often the mail is undeliverable because of employee turnover.

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Marshall Abrams

NBS

7 May 80

Network Working Group

Request for Comments: 763

ROLE MAILBOXES

Occasionally it is necessary to send mail to someone on the net who is

known only as the incumbent in an official position. Often the mail is

undeliverable because of employee turnover.

We have also had such a problem at NBS and have therefore created MAIL

address synonyms such as SYSTEMS, MANAGEMENT, and LIAISON to ensure that

mail is correctly delivered no matter who the incumbent happens to be.

I suggest that all systems which permit MAIL address synonyms install

them. I further suggest that the NIC or the ARPANet management select a

standardized set of synonyms, thus increasing their utility.

Marshall Abrams