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From Dave Fisher <>
Subject Re: Can we move forward with shutting down the email forwarder?
Date Tue, 07 Feb 2012 02:12:58 GMT

On Feb 6, 2012, at 5:28 PM, Rob Weir wrote:

> Back in December, I was helping put together a plan for shutting down
> the legacy email forwarder.  That work was on the wiki and the mailing
> list.  It was put on hold due to concerns that the forwarding service
> might have a complex relationship with one or more other subsystems,
> such as Bugzilla and the Extension/Template repository.
> Was this ever resolved?

Yes. We can't login to E & T. The two are detached. No reason here to keep

>  Are we aware of any actual technical issue
> that would prevent us from going forward with a plan to notify the
> broader community about the shutdown, working with infra on a bounce
> notification to implement, and then after a fair warning period,
> actually shutting down the forwarder?

+1 Please start.

> Note: obviously there are people who have accounts in Bugzilla or the
> Extensions repository that use email addresses.  Ditto
> for legacy mailing lists and even AOO mailing lists.  This is
> something that we would address through the outreach and communication
> of the shutdown plan.  These are communications issues, not technical
> ones.  So long as a user has the ability to login, and change their
> email address, then we're OK.  What I am asking is whether there are
> any technical dependencies that go beyond that?

I don't think so.


> -Rob

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