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Re: recent troubles?

Postby Clewby » Mon Aug 29, 2022 7:12 am

Just got an email that arrived on "Mon, 29 Aug 2022 00:16:54" that was sent on "Wed, 24 Aug 2022 23:33:34" to a neverbox address (timezone information removed), but maybe the sender queued it up. Other expected (regular status) email to neverbox has vanished.

It bothers me that I'm so dependent on the ephemeral domain. It is nice (many thanks to those who noticed the issue, determined the problem, and to Josiah for renewing the domain) that it has been renewed, but worrying that we are dependent on something that, by design, regularly expires, and is dependant on a working payment mechanism (credit and debit cards expire also).

How can we as a community (I am deliberately and specifically not saying Josiah should be solving the issues on his own) do better here: have an early warning so many of us can raise a hue and cry before problems makes themselves known?

I know there are many who want to help: how can we enable this resource to keep things going, and maybe even make minor improvements?

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Re: recent troubles?

Postby michaeldlr » Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:49 pm

Hi Clewby

I think the current "right place" for finding things to do is the issues list in the GitHub project. For your particular issue we really need a service which

  • has a sending email address and a receiving address (might be the same)
  • has a spamgourmet account which forwards to the recieving address
  • has (at least one) address which is set up to accept the mails from the sending address as an exclusive sender
  • sends emails to a bunch of addresses (one on each spamgourmet domain), containing a unique string
  • checks that it gets those emails arriving
  • records and maintains statistics about mail loss and time delay of mails
  • gives a warning somewhere when mails stop getting delivered

There's already a ticket in the issue tracker for this; we'd definitely help and support anyone who wanted to get started contributing code and working on setting something like this up.
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Re: recent troubles?

Postby lwc » Tue Sep 13, 2022 9:20 pm

This particular issue also needs a check for nearby expiring domains, I've added this to GitHub.
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