[H-ADMIN] Email bounces and unsubscriptions

Russell Stuart russell-humbug at stuart.id.au
Thu Dec 8 23:02:46 EST 2016


We had a few emails through general at h.o.a now.  As far as I can tell
gmail hasn't bounced any of them, and there have been no
unsubscriptions.

Gmail *is* bouncing some of the emails coming from our server though,
and sadly for good reason.  They are emails that are sent directly to a
person's humbug alias.  The main culprit is clinton.roy at gmail.com via
the alias secretary at humbug.org.au, but there are lots of others - eg
gozilla at gmail.com which is a redirect from the alias gaz at humbug.org.au.

The secretary@ one could be by-passed by sending all those exec aliases
to exec@ instead of sending them directly.  This seems like a good idea
anyway because if the secretary is off freezing himself to death
somewhere in the Tasmanian wilderness it means someone else can step in
and handle it.

I can't see any solution for the others though, short of killing all
*@humbug.org.au aliases.  But maybe it's time ... it is an idea from a
bygone era now.


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