Disable all of the old mozilla-* mail<->news gateways

RESOLVED FIXED

Status

mozilla.org Graveyard
Server Operations
P1
normal
RESOLVED FIXED
12 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: justdave, Assigned: justdave)

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We've got several mail<->news gateways still operating on the netscape.public.mozilla.* hierarchy, which need to be shut down as we've officially abandoned that hierarchy.  Our mailman server on that box is stressing at the moment, also, and this will hopefully help cut down on its stress load.

A quick check of the list server shows the following mail gateways still active:

mozilla-beos
mozilla-newsclips
mozilla-browser
mozilla-calendar-checkins
mozilla-checkins
mozilla-crash-data
mozilla-gtk
mozilla-layout-checkins
mozilla-mac
mozilla-macosx
mozilla-mstone
mozilla-patches
mozilla-performance-size-matters
mozilla-platform
mozilla-porkjockeys
mozilla-prefs
mozilla-qt
mozilla-rhapsody
mozilla-rt-messaging
mozilla-unix
mozilla-unix-checkins
mozilla-win32
mozilla-xpfe-checkins

We should start out by posting an email to each list notifying the membership that the list is being shut down.  I have a script on rheet which does this already that we used to mass-notify all the lists of the migration to the other list server a month or so ago.

I don't know if we need to wait after sending that notification before shutting them down.  Opinions?
suggestions on text of the email are welcome, too.
You should include a URL to the new newsgroup list in the message, so people can move elsewhere.
http://www.mozilla.org/community/developer-forums.html

Other than that, I don't mind much what happens.

Gerv
(In reply to comment #2)
> You should include a URL to the new newsgroup list in the message, so people
> can move elsewhere.
> http://www.mozilla.org/community/developer-forums.html

There are no new newsgroups, these are the ones we're abandoning outright.
oh, newsgroup *list*.  Yes, we should do that. :)
Priority: -- → P1

Updated

11 years ago
Whiteboard: Completed by the 21th
OK, the mailing on this has been sent, warning folks that the mail-to-news gateways for these groups will be shut down on Sunday.
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Whiteboard: Completed by the 21th → notification sent 4/21, lists to be deleted on 4/23
And they're all gone!!!!

See https://mail.mozilla.org/listinfo/ for a list of remaining public mailing lists on rheet.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Whiteboard: notification sent 4/21, lists to be deleted on 4/23
Product: mozilla.org → mozilla.org Graveyard
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