"root@host.domain.com" e-mails

Elijah Yang asked:

I constantly receive e-mails from my “root@host.domain.com” and it is flooding my gmail inbox with 8-10 e-mails a day. Could I know what is the convention or common practice that most people use to handle such e-mails?

Do they set-up another e-mail account just for receiving these e-mails? Like maybe “webmaster@domain.com” or is there a common e-mail name that people create just for these e-mails? (like maybe junk@domain.com?)

Because I am quite sure that no one really reads these e-mails.

My answer:


Don’t configure your servers to send unnecessary email.


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