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From Matthias Seidel <>
Subject Re: Email config changes for and Drupal sites
Date Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:39:12 GMT
Hi Christoph,

Thank you for your efforts!

Updating Drupal is definitely a good idea! ;-)
Will those git repos allow us to change things like links and graphics?

Kind regards, Matthias

Am 02.06.2017 um 20:25 schrieb Christoph Weber:
> Hello everyone,
> I am going to help with email reconfiguration of the
> and Drupal sites we host
> for you at SourceForge. As some of you may know, SourceForge is shutting
> down its regular email sending service from Project Web due to changing
> electronic messaging and privacy requirements around the world. See
> attached email message below, and also
> sourceforge-project-e-mail-policy-update/
> First off, almost no action is required on your part, we are offering to do
> the footwork for you in as much as possible. We are an experienced Drupal
> team here at SourceForge HQ, only some DNS admin stuff will be required on
> the part of the Apache Infra team. So here's the plan:
> We propose to hook up your and
> Drupal sites to the free tier plan at
> (up to 100,000 emails/month). It's an easy change in the
> backend of your sites. The Apache Infra team (or whoever controls DNS for
> these two subdomains) will need to verify domain ownership with a couple of
> DKIM records, and then you are pretty much set.
> Beyond that change, it is time to update your Drupal sites to the latest
> Drupal core version and apply other security updates. Again, we can take
> care of that for you. We will likely start git repos for both sites to ease
> the workflow and allow a modicum of control.
> Thoughts, comments, ideas? Shoot them my way please.
> Thanks,
> Christoph Weber, Director of Technology
> SourceForge Media LLC, San Diego CA 92113 - 858-454-5900
> --- start attached email ---
> Dear SourceForge project owner,
> As a result of changing electronic messaging and privacy requirements
> around the world, SourceForge will implement a number of changes that will
> affect your project. Please review the following carefully and make
> necessary changes before June 26, 2017.
> SourceForge will stop support for email sending from your Project Web space.
> That includes all transactional email from systems such a Wordpress,
> Drupal, and similar. Since we also block outbound connections due to past
> abuse (see
> 20Web%20and%20Developer%20Web/#outbound-connectivity),
> it will not be possible to use email services such as MailChimp, and thus
> no way to send email from your project web site.
> We deeply regret having to bring this functionality to end of life, but
> since we cannot verify or control this type of email traffic going out from
> the domain, compliance with new electronic messaging and
> privacy laws makes it impossible to continue the service.
> Please also refer to our full blog post at
> If you have any questions and/or need further help making these adjustments
> please email
> Thank you for your understanding and continued support,
> The SourceForge team

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