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Re: [board-discuss] renaming mailing lists

Hello Florian,

Le samedi 23 février 2013 à 19:03 +0100, Florian Effenberger a écrit :

quite a while ago, we have renamed the mailing lists to for technical reasons. I'd now like to do the 
same for the mailing lists, namely

      - announce
      - board-discuss
      - discuss
      - mirrors
      - moderators
      - test

The reason behind is that I'd like to split up our mail system into two 
instances for reasons of load balancing and security. One should contain 
all private mailing lists as well as e-mail accounts, the other one 
should contain all public mailing lists. The fact that all our 
communication tools are on one system at the moment is quite unfortunate.

At, we not only host public mailing lists, but 
also e-mail accounts. One way to achieve the distinction on the server 
side is to create a forwarding/transport in the mail system, but I'm not 
a friend of that, it has a few drawbacks. The other option is to rename 
the list part, and - like we did with before - use in the future, so each subdomain can be 
attached to its own MX record (mail server).

Before doing such a change that affects many users, I wanted to ask 
about your opinion. From a technical point of view, it is IMHO the best 
solution. Agreeably, it is a bit annoying to update all the website 
elements and links, and we can do the rename with enough time in 
advance, but would you generally support this approach?

It will be annoying whatever we change :-)
Is there merit in requesting that, instead of naming "global", we use
something like "" or
"" just to shorten the number of letters?

Charles-H. Schulz
Co-Founder & Director, The Document Foundation,
Zimmerstr. 69, 10117 Berlin, Germany
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