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

Simon Ellis ellis777 at bigpond.net.au
Mon Dec 19 20:03:15 EST 2016


Hi Russell,

If it is easier, you may delete my entry any time that is convenient.

ellis777 at bigpond.net.au: sellis at humbug.org.au

Regards,

Simon Ellis.


On 20/12/2016 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:
>
> ellis777 at bigpond.net.au: sellis at humbug.org.au
>
>>    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.
>
>
> --
> Regards,
> The Humbug Sysadmin slave
> (Who is not on the Exec, and so is just doing as he is told.)
>



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