[H-ADMIN] Shut down of Humbug email alias service

Byron Ellacott bje at apnic.net
Mon Dec 19 18:54:39 EST 2016


Hi Bruce,

> On 20 Dec 2016, at 9:19 AM, admin at lists.humbug.org.au wrote:
> 
> On Mon, 2016-12-19 at 20:24 +0000, Bruce Campbell wrote:
>>  b) Please send an update to each non Humbug address listing
>>     the Humbug aliases that point to said end address.
> 
> I would have done it originally but it's harder than it sounds.
> Aliases point to aliases (my theory is the person who set this up
> did that on purpose to mess with my head), so I have to compute
> the transitive closure.
> 
> Nonetheless, since you asked:
> 
> bje at apnic.net: b.ellacott at humbug.org.au byron.ellacott at humbug.org.au homer at humbug.org.au rodent at humbug.org.au

I didn’t ask, I presume that was someone else, but wow, did I have a lot of aliases going on.

> 
>>  c) When replacing them, please put the error message as
>>     'Forwarding discontinued, please contact the end user directly'
>>     or similar instead of the default 'no such user'.  This will
>>     make it clear to senders of any legitimate mail that the
>>     original user (may) still exist somewhere online.  Obviously
>>     don't put the original end address in the error message as
>>     spammers will simply spam the end user directly.
> 
> Fair enough, it shall be done as you request.

Feel free to do whatever is the easiest to manage moving forwards with my aliases, I don’t need them to have any particular behaviour.

Thanks for doing the maintenance work!

— 
bje


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