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From Andy Brown <>
Subject Re: <id>
Date Mon, 22 Aug 2011 17:11:31 GMT
Mathias Bauer wrote:
> On 21.08.2011 19:32, Andy Brown wrote:
>> Watching the discussions here I have a question.
>> How hard would it be to find out which forwarding addresses are in
>> active use, last six months, last year?
>> Seems to me if an address is "active' then it should be maintained for
>> that user as that is where some contacts expect to find that person.  I
>> have one of those addresses and in the last year I may have received two
>> or three messages, all spam, so I do not need the address or really want
>> it.  As has been indicated it was given when I initially registered
>> OO.o.  I think I have received two or three actual messages with that
>> address and that was over two years ago when I signed up for the
>> Marketing Project.  I see no need to maintain address forwarding for
>> addresses that are not used but do feel that those that use them should
>> have them maintained for the benefit of the community.  It seems that
>> most of us agree that no new address should be assigned.
> The id@ooo addresses most probably are useful only in one case: getting
> mail notifications about changes in the bug tracking system. If we want
> to continue working with the existing bug database (and why shouldn't
> we?) we might want to be able to reach anybody who has either added
> something to an issue or has registered himself as an observer for this
> issue. In both cases the ooo userid and so the mailing address
> "" has been used to establish the contact. Throwing
> away these mailing addresses would mean that we could no longer reach
> the people that contributed to the issues or registered themselves to it.
> Regards,
> Mathias

OK.  Then it would, I guess, make sense.  I was not aware that it was 
used that way.


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