Upcoming change to mail infrastructure
paul.brown at kde.org
Tue Jul 3 10:44:30 UTC 2018
On martes, 3 de julio de 2018 12:29:41 (CEST) Ben Cooksley wrote:
> Hi all,
> We've recently completed configuration of a new mail server which will
> be replacing the current system which handles kde.org mail. This
> system will be assuming responsibility for mailing lists as well as
> authenticated mail sending for those who require that service.
> To ensure a smooth transition however some changes may be needed on
> your side, especially if you are using our authenticated mail sending
> As part of the new system, we have configured updated filters which
> will begin enforcing DMARC policies for domains which have specified
> these, along with improved SPF verification. As a consequence, if you
> are forwarding mail from another provider to your kde.org or
> kdemail.net address, this may cease working following the transition.
> We recommend you configure these services to instead forward directly
> to your final mail provider should this impact on you.
> For those users of the authenticated mail service: please change your
> mail client to use the server "letterbox.kde.org" instead of the
> current server "postbox.kde.org". Additionally, if you are currently
> using port 588 to send mail, this should now be changed to the
> standard submission port, 587.
> As part of this setup we have also completely reworked our
> SpamAssassin setup. As a consequence of this, we are now looking for
> spam mail to begin training the filter to ensure it is ready to begin
> filtering the substantial mail volumes Postbox handles.
> Mailing list moderators whose lists receive significant quantities of
> spam are therefore requested to not discard this, and instead let us
> know so we can use the spam from your moderation queue to train the
> filter. Please note that we can grab the mail directly from the queue,
> so forwarding it elsewhere is not required.
> Once the filter has been sufficiently trained, we will commence the
> cutover and transfer handling of kde.org mail, including mailing
> lists, to the new system.
> Should anyone have any questions regarding this process, please let us know.
> Ben Cooksley
> KDE Sysadmin
When do you plan to finalise the transition and flip the switch?
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