Unicode.org mail system maintenance

Ken Whistler kenwhistler at sonic.net
Tue May 18 19:06:46 CDT 2021

On 5/18/2021 4:20 PM, Michael Everson via Unicode wrote:
> After decades of stability, this cosmetic change seems to be extraordinarily unfriendly to users.
First of all, the change is *not* cosmetic.
> Is there a reason for it,
Yes. It is very long and very technical, having to do with OAuth 2.0 and 
its interaction with our mail service, and involves seeking a solution 
that doesn't end up with Gmail users having mail from unicode.org not 
being swallowed up and disappeared with no notification.
> or is it just propaganda underscoring the corporate nature of the Consortium?

The name of the particular subdomain that the mail service is running on 
predated any of this most recent set of required reconfigurations. The 
name of that subdomain was deliberately suppressed earlier, to keep the 
list delivery addresses consistent with earlier practice. That is no 
longer possible, for the technical reasons cited above. Please take your 
conspiracy mongering elsewhere.


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