[m-users.] Server downtime

Paul Bone paul at bone.id.au
Fri Nov 6 21:53:37 AEDT 2015

On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 11:13:33AM +1100, Paul Bone wrote:
> Hi Mercury Users.
> I'd like to schedule some downtime next Wednesday at 11:30am AEDT
> (Wednesday 00:30 UTC)
> I plan to upgrade the server (web, e-mail, bugtracker etc) from Debian 7 to
> Debian 8.
> If this is likely to inconvenience you please let me know.

There was a problem with the mailing lists (actually all e-mail) that went
unnoticed until now.  It was unnoticed because my casual check on Wednesday
suggested that all was working correctly, but it was not.

Part of the anti-spam system (the SPF test) was broken causing all e-mail bo
be rejected with a soft error.  The soft error means that most SMTP servers
will retry to send the message, by convention for up to four days.  So
hopefully no e-mail has been lost, however there may be some delays until
all the e-mail has been delivered.

If in 24 hours things still seem strange please let me know and I'll do what
I can to correct it.


Paul Bone

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