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The term postmaster is used in the context of e-mails for the person responsible for the mail server and also for the personal part of e-mail addresses where the correct user name is unknown.

E-mail addresses are composed of the personal identifier, for example the user name, the at sign @), the host address and the top level domain( TLD). The Simple Mail Transfer Protocol( SMTP) provides that if the user identifier is unknown, it can be replaced by "postmaster". The e-mail will then be forwarded to the mail manager or webmaster. The postmaster identifier is regulated in RFC 822 for e-mails.

If, for example, the e-mail address of an employee of ITWissen is unknown, then the mail can be sent with the e-mail address

Englisch: postmaster
Updated at: 18.10.2017
#Words: 123
Links: mail server, user, name, electronic mail (MHS) (E-mail), at sign (@)
Translations: DE

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