Re: master's mail backlog and upgrade time
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On 15 Nov 2005, at 2:34 pm, Steve Langasek wrote:
* The mail backlog that `will never be able to be delivered' was
(as far as I can tell) all spam that chiark has been properly
No: there is nothing "proper" about rejecting mail from a host that
configured to forward mail for you.
I can see where you're coming from, but it's unavoidable, isn't it?
Most of us probably have "accounts" which forward email to us, and
over which we have no control; for example in my case I have two, one
at debian.org, and one at Cambridge University (cantab.net), as well
as any number of mailing lists. If those upstream sources are more
lax about spam than the downstream SMTP receiver (whether chiark or
something else) then this sort of thing is inevitable.
I happen to have a chiark account, and my chiark address is the
primary one I use for Debian development (see the maintainer field
for any of my packages, or indeed the address from which I post to
Debian mailing lists like this one) so I have some personal interest
in this particular issue.
It does seem it was a little hasty to have blanket-banned chiark-
bound email, especially when it is well known that there are a
significant number of DD's that use the machine.
I specifically use chiark for things as publicly visible as my Debian
package maintenance address, news and mailing list postings,
precisely *because* of its somewhat draconian anti-spam measures.
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