Re: SMTP 550 on replies to bugs
On Thu, Sep 06, 2007 at 11:13:52AM +0100, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> Oleg Verych (Gmane) wrote:
> >Is it new policy to closed bugs or what? If it is, it's very sad,
> >that i can't contribute info, replying to users ccing bts, as in reply-to.
> ><email@example.com>: host bugs.debian.org[220.127.116.11] said:
> > 550 unknown user (in reply to RCPT TO command)
> Not closed bugs, rather archived bugs.
> And no, it's not new. Archived bugs haven't accepted mail for as long as I
> can remember. Of course there was a long period where bugs weren't getting
> archived but that was a technical issue rather than policy.
I think it's a relatively recent change that it gets rejected at SMTP
time; you used to get a normal debbugs ack that said something like:
This may be because that bug report has been resolved for more than 28
days, and the record of it has been archived and made read-only, or
because you mistyped the bug report number.
I think it's a step forward that it gets rejected at SMTP time, but
perhaps the 550 message could be made more helpful.
Colin Watson [firstname.lastname@example.org]