[Owasp-board] OWASP Mail Server
larry.casey at owasp.org
Tue Mar 4 14:44:08 UTC 2008
I am pleased to say that the mail server move was a success, but not
without it's fair share of troubles. I have been dealing with small
issues, most of which were unforeseen or mistakes on my part. Here is
a breakdown of the problems and the resolution.
1. I moved mail.owasp.org to google bit early, which caused users to
loose access to the old mail server. This could easily be fixed by
placing the IP address or webmail.owasp.org in the client, but I moved
it back to minimize the trouble people were having. I will move it to
google once I take the old mail server off line.
2. Migrating mail for users will cause them to loose the received
date. That date would be updated to the date of migration. This would
be better to have the user move the mail manually or at least make
them aware of the issue. A work around would be for users to view mail
with the sent date.
3. I overlooked DNS entry which pointed the list server to the old
mail server. The list server did not move so all mail for the lists
were held on the secondary server. No mail to the lists should have
been lost, but delayed until I corrected the DNS entry.
I'm feel confident that I have resolved all the issues and business
can get back to normal.
Thanks for your patience.
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