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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: Shutdown of email forwarder: How to notify users
Date Fri, 11 Nov 2011 02:42:28 GMT
On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 9:30 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton
<> wrote:
> I'm concerned that there is some confusion of lists with the myname@ ID/forwarding

Who do you think is confused?  Nothing in this thread is talking about
the mailing lists.

> Posts are already going to the lists about their imminent shutdown, with indication of
suggested alternatives at ooo-*@ i.a.o lists.

Yes.  That is why this thread is only talking about the email forwarder.

> There has not been a comparable effort to notify the holders of myname@
accounts that those accounts will soon cease to function as mail-forwarding accounts.

That is the purpose of the this thread.  Thus the title, "Shutdown of email forwarder: How to notify users"

> I think that one such avenue for such announcements is the currently-active lists@,
but perhaps with a simpler message that addresses demise of those forwarding accounts specifically?

That was what I suggested as part of "Plan 1" in the initial message
in this thread.

> There's a different message that applies to the use of myname@ as a CC
or submitter or project-member identifier in Bugzilla.  There are probably others.  All
that needs to be sorted out as well.  I prefer those cases to be dealt with separately as
well.  No need to confuse those not impacted by those cases.

Remember, someone could be using an email address both
for a BZ ID, but also as an email forwarding address.  We can never
know whether this is true or not.  So the message we send out needs to
link to relevant information for all appropriate cases.


>  - Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [] On Behalf Of Louis Suárez-Potts
> Sent: Thursday, November 10, 2011 12:50
> To:
> Subject: Re: Shutdown of email forwarder: How to notify users
> [ ... ]
> yes. I was asked and have wanted to issue this statement, but lacked
> the clarity needed to make it make sense until fairly recently:
> To Marketing, Discuss and other lists:
> " is moving to the Apache site (URL). The project
> continues to work and to grow, and you are invited, as always, to
> contribute to it. But you need to do that now on the Apache site [URL}
> and you need to join the relevant lists for contributions.
> "The new project and community won't be the same as the old. That's
> good. It also means that we won't be using the alias
> being a member of allowed. There will certainly be
> opportunity and even intensity to building the new project and
> community, and our success will depend ultimately on your
> participation in the new community—which I hope you will help bring
> into this world."
> —and possibly some other information on where they must go to
> contribute, though I'd rather point to a static URL wiki for that, or
> to the existing one we have for the incubator.
> I'd also formally be resigning or belatedly? from my posts.
> [ ... ]

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