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From Andrea Pescetti <>
Subject Re: Proposal for retirement of email forwarder
Date Sun, 27 Nov 2011 21:50:08 GMT
Rob Weir wrote:
> So what systems do you think might be sending a lot of emails at once
> to email addresses?
> 1) Legacy mailing lists
> 2) Bugzilla?
> Any others?

I think Bugzilla is the one more likely to send mass e-mails to addresses; I've seen that now Bugzilla e-mails come from 
a no-reply address, so the bounce messages would probably bounce back, 
but I'm sure system administrators are savvy enough to do the right thing.

Mailing lists shouldn't be very problematic since a fraction of users 
use their address for mailing lists, and many of them do 
it because thay are involved with the project, so they are likely to be 
informed. However, it would be very annoying that everybody sending a 
mail to a mailing lists receives a bounce message back; but, again, this 
can probably be handled when the bounce mechanism is configured.

Extensions and templates should be considered too: right now, 
authentication on both sites relies on addresses, see
The system might thus store the forwarder as the 
extension publisher's e-mail, so it might happen (I can't check it) that 
if the e-mail forwarders are shut down, then it becomes 
impossible to contact publishers of any extensions/templates. Whatever 
the destiny of the extensions/templates sites will be, it would be 
important to keep the possibility to contact all of their users (i.e., 
extensions/templates publishers) at due time.


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