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

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 10:30:03PM +0100, Stephen Gran wrote:
> Hello all,
> So I've looked through a few weeks of mail logs to packages.debian.org,
> and it looks like it collects some useful mail from automated scripts
> on various debian.org machines (primarily ries), and about 1000 spams a
> 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.

I occasionally do use this route, although I could email the package
maintainers directly.  Would it be possible to allow mail from
arbitrary hosts as long as it has some special header, say
"X-Debian-Pkg: foo" where foo matches the package being mailed?
However, I wouldn't personally have a problem with it being blocked
completely from non-Debian machines.


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