Well managed mailing lists such as this one can last a very long time. They
don't just suddenly die, unless people lose interest in the topic or otherwise
move on due to administrative issues with the list.
Implementing DMARC and configuring the list not to break DKIM signatures are
both a certain amount of work, but large mail operators are starting to insist
on these (Yahoo in particular, as I recall), so it might be worth doing at
Asome point. I set all of this up on my own mail server last year. Yahoo
has a DNS record that instructs other sites which use DMARC to reject all mail
from Yahoo addresses that fails DMARC verification. I odn't know whether large
operators are placing mail that fails DMARC tests into quarantine, but it
wouldn't surprise me to find that they are.
David Ferrin <ow...@jaws-users.com> wrote:
> I am a bit concerned over the significant drop in list traffic over the past
> several weeks. Granted Microsoft has blocked out this domain and earlier this
> year road runner did the same thing. Also in the past com cast and others
> have done the same.
> It might be possible that the list has run its’ course. It is 11 years old
> this week as a matter of fact which I find hard to believe myself.
> Let’s see how things go for a while before any major decisions are made so
> don’t anybody panic at this point. I am just expressing my concern about the
> way things have dropped off so much. It had to happen sooner or later. The
> fact is I have no idea how long the average email list stays in business, I
> suppose that would be an interesting study.
> Now to sit back and see what kind of response this message generates.
> David Ferrin
> You don't have to be crazy to run a list like this, but it does help.
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