#9 Add mail blog post

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m1cr0man commented 1 year ago

Yep, finally :)

Here’s it in a PDF for easy review: https://u.m1cr0man.com/sd/sta

Publish date set to Saturday.

Yep, finally :) Here's it in a PDF for easy review: https://u.m1cr0man.com/sd/sta Publish date set to Saturday.
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Updated PDF: https://u.m1cr0man.com/sd/gkx
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Couple tweaks for clarity and some minimal fixes.
Really good read overally especially since I was around during the whole thing and still entertained! :p

content/post/2020-05-30.md
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## An Impossible Task

As of 2019, our existing setup was daunting. Not only were the configurations
scattered across multiple servers (we weren't even sure which host ran our MDA),
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: MDA isn’t defined previously to this reference to it

Nit: MDA isn't defined previously to this reference to it
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Time to get technical (don't worry, I'll go back to less technical language
after this). What we had was a Ubuntu 14.04 server (called Paphos)
running Exim 4.82 and Dovecot 2.2.9 - both released in _November 2013_. We
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: Both released in a list of three things. Maybe specify the latter as I assume that’s the intended meaning

Nit: Both released in a list of three things. Maybe specify the latter as I assume that's the intended meaning
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: Both released in a list of three things. Maybe specify the latter as I assume that’s the intended meaning

Nit: Both released in a list of three things. Maybe specify the latter as I assume that's the intended meaning
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Any users that wanted to read their Redbrick mail could use
[mutt](http://www.mutt.org/) via SSH login, or our
[Rainloop webmail portal](https://webmail.redbrick.dcu.ie/). It wasn't possible
to connect an external mail client to the system to send mail for..some reason.
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Grammar: Elipses has three dots and usually a space

Grammar: Elipses has three dots and usually a space
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[Rainloop webmail portal](https://webmail.redbrick.dcu.ie/). It wasn't possible
to connect an external mail client to the system to send mail for..some reason.
Our spam filtering was handled by Spam Assassin, and Mailman 2 took care of
(well, tried to) mailing lists + archival. Finally, the vast majority of users
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: mailing lists + archives (personal preference to match noun form but not hugely important)

Nit: mailing lists + archives (personal preference to match noun form but not hugely important)
content/post/2020-05-30.md
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to connect an external mail client to the system to send mail for..some reason.
Our spam filtering was handled by Spam Assassin, and Mailman 2 took care of
(well, tried to) mailing lists + archival. Finally, the vast majority of users
were using `~/.forward` files to forward their mail to their DCU address.
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes
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- Mailman had been rewritten between 2 and 3, and they had a [massive document](https://docs.mailman3.org/en/latest/migration.html)
on the update process.
- We needed to switch to our auto renewed Let's Encrypt certificates to reduce
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: Maybe mention that they were already used for all our web stuff

Nit: Maybe mention that they were already used for all our web stuff
content/post/2020-05-30.md
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- Reducing the number of files in each Maildir would be nice, and so moving to
Dovecot's [MDBox format](https://wiki2.dovecot.org/MailboxFormat/dbox) would
be a great improvement.
- Spam filtering needed to work on forwarded mail, and the .forward files
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: You mark the .forward file in backticks earlier. Maybe replicate here for consistency

Nit: You mark the .forward file in backticks earlier. Maybe replicate here for consistency
mcmahon approved these changes 1 year ago
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Couple tweaks for clarity and some minimal fixes.
Really good read overally especially since I was around during the whole thing and still entertained! :p

content/post/2020-05-30.md
@@ -0,0 +31,4 @@
## An Impossible Task

As of 2019, our existing setup was daunting. Not only were the configurations
scattered across multiple servers (we weren't even sure which host ran our MDA),
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: MDA isn’t defined previously to this reference to it

Nit: MDA isn't defined previously to this reference to it
@@ -0,0 +51,4 @@

Time to get technical (don't worry, I'll go back to less technical language
after this). What we had was a Ubuntu 14.04 server (called Paphos)
running Exim 4.82 and Dovecot 2.2.9 - both released in _November 2013_. We
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: Both released in a list of three things. Maybe specify the latter as I assume that’s the intended meaning

Nit: Both released in a list of three things. Maybe specify the latter as I assume that's the intended meaning
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: Both released in a list of three things. Maybe specify the latter as I assume that’s the intended meaning

Nit: Both released in a list of three things. Maybe specify the latter as I assume that's the intended meaning
@@ -0,0 +57,4 @@
Any users that wanted to read their Redbrick mail could use
[mutt](http://www.mutt.org/) via SSH login, or our
[Rainloop webmail portal](https://webmail.redbrick.dcu.ie/). It wasn't possible
to connect an external mail client to the system to send mail for..some reason.
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Grammar: Elipses has three dots and usually a space

Grammar: Elipses has three dots and usually a space
@@ -0,0 +59,4 @@
[Rainloop webmail portal](https://webmail.redbrick.dcu.ie/). It wasn't possible
to connect an external mail client to the system to send mail for..some reason.
Our spam filtering was handled by Spam Assassin, and Mailman 2 took care of
(well, tried to) mailing lists + archival. Finally, the vast majority of users
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: mailing lists + archives (personal preference to match noun form but not hugely important)

Nit: mailing lists + archives (personal preference to match noun form but not hugely important)
content/post/2020-05-30.md
@@ -0,0 +60,4 @@
to connect an external mail client to the system to send mail for..some reason.
Our spam filtering was handled by Spam Assassin, and Mailman 2 took care of
(well, tried to) mailing lists + archival. Finally, the vast majority of users
were using `~/.forward` files to forward their mail to their DCU address.
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes

Might be worth mentioning that this was the default behavior for newbies as far as modern memory goes
@@ -0,0 +67,4 @@

- Mailman had been rewritten between 2 and 3, and they had a [massive document](https://docs.mailman3.org/en/latest/migration.html)
on the update process.
- We needed to switch to our auto renewed Let's Encrypt certificates to reduce
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: Maybe mention that they were already used for all our web stuff

Nit: Maybe mention that they were already used for all our web stuff
content/post/2020-05-30.md
@@ -0,0 +72,4 @@
- Reducing the number of files in each Maildir would be nice, and so moving to
Dovecot's [MDBox format](https://wiki2.dovecot.org/MailboxFormat/dbox) would
be a great improvement.
- Spam filtering needed to work on forwarded mail, and the .forward files
mcmahon commented 1 year ago

Nit: You mark the .forward file in backticks earlier. Maybe replicate here for consistency

Nit: You mark the .forward file in backticks earlier. Maybe replicate here for consistency
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m1cr0man commented 1 year ago
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Thanks Ben! Updated https://u.m1cr0man.com/sd/yno

Thanks Ben! Updated https://u.m1cr0man.com/sd/yno
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