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RE: more mailing list rants

From: Bert Huijben <rhuijben_at_sharpsvn.net>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 00:05:32 +0100

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jack Repenning [mailto:jrepenning_at_collab.net]
> Sent: Thursday, January 22, 2009 8:58 PM
> To: Greg Stein
> Cc: dev_at_subversion.tigris.org
> Subject: Re: more mailing list rants
> On Jan 22, 2009, at 11:27 AM, Greg Stein wrote:
> >> Can Bert change his profile primary address the the one he wants to
> >> be known
> >> as? That is: Bert can certainly change his primary profile
> >> address, as well
> >> as provide others if that's useful; my question is, is Bert's life
> >> simple
> >> enough that he can afford to be known by a single address?
> >
> > Nope. He uses other email addresses in his daily life, but prefers an
> > @sharpsvn.net for (say) commit emails. But the @sharpsvn address is
> > just some light branding -- he doesn't use it for anything.
> So, do we get Bert to a happy state like this?
> 1. do NOT add sharpsvn.net to Bert's profile (or anyone else's ;-)
> 2. DO subscribe sharpsvn.net as an "anonymous guest email address",
> either by sending to commits-subscribe from there, or administratively
> at the UI
> I think you're saying "Bert wants commit emails sent to
> @sharpsvn.net," so the "subscribe" mentioned above would be "to the
> svn (formerly commits) list."


After noticing that all addresses known in my tigris profile were rewritten
to the anti-spam address I previously used behind the profile address I
changed my profile address to make sure the part before @ contains my
committer name.
The buildbot on http://www.mobsol.be/buildbot/ only uses that part before @
in its reporting.. It was saying bert-tigris.org or something like that..

(And it is now saying Hyrum as committer name, where it used to be hwright)

I assume the commit mailer on svn.collab.net sends mail as
<committer>@tigris.org, which is now automatically rewritten to the profile
address that used to be fully private.

Trying to fix my issues, I added all addresses I regularly use to send mail
to the list as secondary email addresses to my profile. (I assumed this was
or would become best practice)

So now I have, b.huijben{_AT_}competence.biz (Primary work mail),
bert{_AT_}vmoo.com (Primary home mail) and bert{_AT_}qqmail.nl (webmail) all
in my profile and rhuijben{_AT_}sharpsvn.net as primary address on my

This last address was just a workaround for the @tigris.org address
disappearing and my anti spam address appearing.

The problem I had this morning (that started Greg's search) was that I saw
mails arriving around 9 AM, that I send about 1 AM last night (as seen from
European time), while some of my addresses can send mail instantly.

I really don't mind which address is seen where, but I do like seeing my
mails on the list when the thread is still running on IRC instead of 8-10
hours later when a moderator is awake. (But I prefer to hide my email
addresses from websites to suppress the amount of spam).


Received on 2009-01-23 00:05:54 CET

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