Emails in FAS
Perhaps what's needed (or needed to be leveraged, if it already
exists) is a central mail gateway or two (one for production, one for
staging?) that can serve as a choke point for applying management and
Postfix can be configured to do some fairly fancy routing, and it
would allow you to route all staging e-mail to a central place for
grepping or reporting.
Additionally, the Lamson project (http://lamsonproject.org/) might
provide a good framework for developing more complex mail processing
applications or tighter integration of existing apps with SMTP if
there's desire for such things.
On Sat, Aug 28, 2010 at 6:00 PM, Mike McGrath <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Starting from our upgrade to this afternoon emails in FAS weren't being
> generated correctly. *The biggest impact from this was new users, who
> signed up but never got their welcome email with a password.
> I've corrected the issue (configuration needed to be set to smtp) and I've
> sent emails to the impacted new users (there were 39 of them total).
> The bigger thing here is that we need to think about how to do email in
> staging. *Right now it's disabled. *I'd like emails that come through
> those hosts to be easily identifiable somehow.
> I'm open to ideas? *Is there a way to inject [staging] into their subject
> with an appended --- staging body at the bottom so we can link to the wiki
> explaining why they got the email and what it means.
> Maybe even limit recipients. *My concern here is, lets say I'm testing
> packagers. *If I apply for packagers in staging for testing. *All the
> packagers (the actual ones) are going to get emails about it. *That's just
> going to cause confusion. *I'd prefer that doesn't happen... so we
> disabled emails altogether. *But clearly this fas error is a good reason
> to be able to test emails in staging.
> I'm open to ideas here, I'll keep chewing on it myself.
> * * * *-Mike
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