Bug #8867

Mailing lists' controller addresses not working

Added by Marcus Stollsteimer 8 months ago. Updated 7 months ago.

Target version:-
ruby -v:ruby 2.0.0p247 (2013-06-27 revision 41674) [i686-linux] Backport:1.9.3: UNKNOWN, 2.0.0: UNKNOWN


This probably isn't the right place to report this, but I do not know a better one...

The controller addresses for the various mailing lists do not seem to work anymore:
ruby-talk-ctl@ruby-lang.org, ruby-core-ctl@ruby-lang.org, ...

Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender

SMTP error from remote server after RCPT command:
host: neon.ruby-lang.org
5.1.1 <ruby-doc-ctl@ruby-lang.org>: Recipient address rejected: User unknown in local recipient table

That means it's not possible to subscribe/unsubscribe right now.

I already count about 450 failed subscribe/unsubscribe requests through the subscription form on www.ruby-lang.org.

This started on 2013/08/06.


#1 Updated by Marcus Stollsteimer 8 months ago

This can be closed.

Apparently the mailing list software was changed, the new "controller" addresses are ruby-talk-request@ruby-lang.org, etc.

#2 Updated by Steve Klabnik 8 months ago

The website should be updated, though: blade still reports that it's ctl.

#3 Updated by Marcus Stollsteimer 8 months ago

The website should be updated, though

I updated the crucial information on

However, I do not have the time to do a more thorough rewrite right now
(this part of the site is not as concise as I would wish).

blade still reports that it's ctl.

I don't understand... :(

#5 Updated by Marcus Stollsteimer 8 months ago

I see :) I hope you do not mind me elaborating further:

At the bottom of e.g. http://blade.nagaokaut.ac.jp/ruby/ruby-talk/index.shtml, the

  • "Help for this mailing list",
  • "Mail to Mailing List's Controller", and
  • "Join This Mailing List"

links are outdated.

#6 Updated by Yukihiro Matsumoto 7 months ago

blade is not maintained by the ruby-lang.org admins, but individual.
I will ask him to fix, but don't expect too much. His activity has been low for long time.


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