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From Rob Weir <>
Subject Re: [ISSUE] Shut-down of all name@ e-mail addresses
Date Tue, 01 Nov 2011 17:41:26 GMT
On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:29 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton <> wrote:
> Unfortunately, those are not just vanity addresses, they are part of a
> single-signon system that was introduced across the http:// *
> web properties.  I had no idea that was mine (or I
> quickly forgot) when I registered on the site too many years ago.  I didn't
> realize its significance until I needed that e-mail address to reregister on
> the re-hosted bugzilla, restoring my connection to those particular issues
> that were mine, and the particular issues that I am CC:-ed on.

So worst case you create a new BZ account with a different email
address.  So what?  We don't lose your old issues.  You can still find
your old issues.  How have you personally been harmed?


> It is easy to dispense with the consequences as if it is merely the
> abandonment of a vanity forwarding service.  And even that has consequences
> for as an enduring community institution.
>  - Dennis
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Weir []
> Sent: Tuesday, November 01, 2011 10:22
> To:
> Subject: Re: [ISSUE] Shut-down of all name@ e-mail addresses
> On Tue, Nov 1, 2011 at 1:00 PM, Dennis E. Hamilton <> wrote:
>> There are problems concerning migration of yourname@,
>> listname@
>>, and servicename@  Consequently, all
>> yourname@
>> addresses will be shut down when the migration goes into its
>> final stages sometime in November.
>> I don't have a solution.  I have an appraisal of the issue.  It is something
>> that requires mutual understanding and, out of our mutual attention, the
>> prospect of a workable solution.
> Dealing with the addresses is relatively
> easy to handle.  Since we generally control the underlying service we
> can simply change the service (or the wiki or website if these are
> human-generated enails) to send notifications to one of our existing
> lists.  We are doing that, for example with the BZ notifications.
> -- I don't think providing free lifetime
> personal email forwarding services to non project members is part of
> the core mission for this project or ASF.  A Gmail account is free for
> the asking.  And if someone really wants a project-related vanity
> address, then is available to all committers.  But I do not
> accept any obligation for this project to fix a situation caused by
> bad choices and decisions by those in the past.
> -Rob

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