Re: Who's *still* or *not* using Debian?
On 14/11/2011 16:43, Giuseppe Sacco wrote:
Beside this I found problems different than the one hypothesized by you.
As an example I had to send emails using different smarthosts because
many many many consultants email servers adopt different kind of anti
spam techniques (this is quite strange since these email addresses are
supposed to collect request for jobs, so I would have expected to find
Indeed, I didn't documented it, but I'm pretty used to this kind of
practice, since my ISP isn't able to provide me a PTR record… Lucky me,
I also have access to another well connected MTA, so I track bounces at
home, and if it's related to some antispam “feature”, I add a line in
/etc/exim4/hubbed_hosts and track the log on my other server (at worst,
it's “just” another spam to firstname.lastname@example.org).
Another “spam fight” related issue: some companies are very good at
making them publicly unreachable by mail, forcing one to use their web
form contact point (making the tracking less effective).
I track the current process (message-id sent and received), the mail
addresses contacted, and error messages in english/users/ping.data on
our CVS repository: it's just a crappy text file I use to see what is
done and what is needed to be done, I wish I could use some automation
to keep it up to date, maybe some parsable format would help, I don't
know, but it serves his purpose for the moment (and there are not too
Giuseppe, I don't know if it would be of any help for pinging
consultants, but I made a naive Perl script to prepare the first ping
mail in english/users/ping.pl.
Of the 375 existing entries, I began to take care of the 125 first:
those issued from the initial split of the index page six years ago that
have not been updated since. I sent the initial mail to all of them,
taking care of the bouncing loop if any (searching other contact
addresses and sending them the initial mail). I was already able to
remove 15 obsolete entries, and began the updates: one done and ten more
updates are already on the TODO list. For that, I may already have
spammed email@example.com with two hundred mails, more to come…
That should keep me busy for a while ;-).