[BALUG-Admin] Any idea who(/what) controls email@example.com ?
Thu Feb 14 18:37:38 PST 2019
[snip firstname.lastname@example.org from distribution]
Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli@cal.berkeley.edu):
> Any idea who(/what) controls email@example.com ?
What's even more peculiar, as far as I can tell, this thing has never
been mentioned anywhere on the Web that got picked up by Google Search.
Weird. It's like someone created it and then decided to never mention
it anywhere else.
If you join it, I'll be curious to hear what if anything is in the
archives, and whether the membership roster is viewable (probably not).
Back during SVLUG's most-troubled years when unreformed-alcoholic
President Paul Reiber alienated the entire volunteer team and then
unilaterally decided to try to move everything to Google hosting,
one of the things he created was a Google Group that he intended to
replace firstname.lastname@example.org. (Why? Nobody knows for sure.)
Actually, he might have created more than one, but that's the one that
gave us headaches for years afterwards, because it kept barraging
various svlug.org alias addresses with unwanted mail. (Reiber did
exactly zero cleaning up after himself when he was forced out of
office, IIRC a bit over halfway through his term.) We mopped that up,
eventually (for values of 'we' meaning just me).
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