A "Null MX" No Service Resource Record for Domains That Accept No Mail (RFC7505)
Original Publication Date: 2015-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Jul-01
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
J. Levine: AUTHOR [+1]
This document defines the No Service MX, informally called "null MX", as a simple mechanism by which a domain can indicate that it does not accept email.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) J. Levine Request for Comments: 7505 Taughannock Networks Category: Standards Track M. Delany ISSN: 2070-1721 Apple Inc. June 2015
A "Null MX" No Service Resource Record for Domains That Accept No Mail
Internet mail determines the address of a receiving server through the DNS, first by looking for an MX record and then by looking for an A/AAAA record as a fallback. Unfortunately, this means that the A/AAAA record is taken to be mail server address even when that address does not accept mail. The No Service MX RR, informally called "null MX", formalizes the existing mechanism by which a domain announces that it accepts no mail, without having to provide a mail server; this permits significant operational efficiencies.
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RFC 7505 Null MX June 2015
Table of Contents
1. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 2. Conventions Used in This Document . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 3. MX Resource Records Specifying...