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Re: Who uses @packages.d.o mail?

Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org> wrote:

> day from elsewhere.  I haven't done an exhaustive survey, but it seems
> pretty clear so far that the domain does not get any significant amount
> of legitimate mail from machines other than the debian.org hosts.
> If this is actually the case, I'd like to close the domain down to only
> accept mail from other debian.org machines.  

What's the alternative way to send mail to the maintainer of a package?
I don't use that feature every day, but when I use it every couple of
months (more frequently at times where teTeX or TeXlive changes affected
lots of other packages) I'm happy that I needn't check the maintainer in
the control file.

@packages.qa.debian.org has two disadvantages: I need to look up the
source package name (which isn't hard), and I have to either remember,
or be told by a bounce (?), that a special header needs to be included,
and look up which in the developer's reference. 

Regards, Frank
Dr. Frank Küster
Debian Developer (TeXLive)
VCD Aschaffenburg-Miltenberg, ADFC Miltenberg
B90/Grüne KV Miltenberg

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