Off the List

Well, it had to happen. With less than 1 week to go to my 4 year anniversary at sourceforge, my sourceforge email account has gone on the fritz. ----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors ----- (reason: 550-This account doesn't exist or isn't currently) ----- Transcript of session follows ----- ... while talking to >>> DATA < << 550-This account doesn't exist or isn't currently <<< 550-functioning (mail to them is bouncing). You can check that you have the <<< 550-right address by checking It's also <<< 550-possible that this alias just isn't active yet. It may take a few minutes <<< 550 for new accounts to become active. 550 5.1.1 ... User unknown < << 503 valid RCPT command must precede DATA This is what I get when sending email from the forwarding account… [[image /xzilla/templates/default/img/emoticons/sad.png alt=”:-(” style=”display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;” class=”emoticon” /]] I’ve often though about setting up my own server and all that jazz and ditching the sourceforge account, but that takes effort and goes against the escalation of commitment you get after using an email address for four years… still, according to my bug ticket, I’m only to expect a fix within 5 business days. That’s a pretty big gap to miss in internet time. Especially after sending out an email soliciting help to do the new postgresql awards page. And what to do for 5 days with no email? I thought about cleaning out my inbox, but that seems self defeating. I do have a fair bit of work I could do, so I’ll probably focus on that. I also have a spare machine I could set up as a server… we’ll see if I get that bored :- Man this sucks.