Email Addresses (Revisited)
skvidal at linux.duke.edu
Mon Apr 9 14:03:07 UTC 2007
On Mon, 2007-04-09 at 08:58 -0500, Mike McGrath wrote:
> So this thread kind of got forgotten about without any action. Here's
> where it left off.
> current situation:
> User signs up and gets account at fp.o and firstname.lastname at fp.o
> The problem:
> accounts are unique but firstname.lastname is not. This causes
> Firstname.Lastname may (and currently does) contain characters that
> postfix and sendmail freak out about.
> Secondary problem:
> People think firstname.lastname sounds professional while
> accountname at fp.o may not.
> I'd like to move forward with removing the firstname.lastname addresses
> after sending out a notification. Secondary issues aside, our current
> model can't work forever and already causes some issues.
> Are there any major detractors?
I think it's a good plan - we should be willing to keep a couple of
fname.lname aliases for some folks who have already published them/used
them elsewhere. And we should say as much in the warning email.
but by and large I think killing them will be fine.
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