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From "Tony Stevenson (Commented) (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (INFRA-4506) Customized bounce notification for openoffice.org domain
Date Mon, 12 Mar 2012 09:03:38 GMT

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Tony Stevenson commented on INFRA-4506:


This is the example of a REJECT message that the sender will get.  Of course we will need
to cut over any MX records too, of course you will need to tell us which ones these are. 

550 5.1.1 <pctony@brokendomain.com>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown - This
email service has been retired please visit http://foo.com/bah.
> Customized bounce notification for openoffice.org domain
> --------------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: INFRA-4506
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/INFRA-4506
>             Project: Infrastructure
>          Issue Type: Task
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: Mail (qmail)
>            Reporter: Rob Weir
>            Priority: Critical
> The legacy OpenOffice.org project had an email forwarding service.  Similar to what we
do with Apache, project volunteers were given openffice.org email addresses which would forward
to their real addresses.    Based on previous ASF Board discussions, we will not be migrating
this forwarding service to Apache.  And oracle is telling us that they will be shutting down
the legacy forwarding service after March 15th.  At the same time the legacy mailing lists
will be shutdown.  These also have openoffice.org email addresses.
> What we're hoping can be done is something like the following:
> 1) On or soon after March 15th, we update MX DNS records for openoffice.org so such traffic
gets routed to Apache rather than Oracle
> 2)  We bounce back all such openoffice.org emails received
> 3) This is the key part.  We don't want just a generic bounce error message.  We want
to bounce back with a custom response, one where we can explain the shutdown and direct the
user to a project webpage where we can give a directory of where the new addresses are.  So
legacy security list would map to the new ooo-security list, etc.  We just want to give the
link to the mappings.  We don't want to automate the forwarding due to the large amount of
spam the legacy lists receive.

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