On 20.02.2018 16:16, Richard Clayton wrote:
> It assists the diligent (but too lazy to run their own check) in
> learning that their abuse address is not working. This will allow them
> to receive more abuse reports and thereby (through their diligence)
> ensure that the Internet becomes a slightly safer place.
> in my experience, even the diligent sometimes have outdated and non-
> functional email contact addresses -- the Internet is getting old and
> things rot and decay, including email addresses and their domains

I second this.
Over the past months, we reached out to many (German) resource owners
with invalid abuse contacts (user unknown, mailbox full, ...)
In most cases, the owners were very thankful for our notification
as they were not aware of the problem (responsible admin left the
company, etc.).

    - Thomas

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