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'Ruthless' email cleanup

  • If I've missed any scoop "bounce accounts" (will take up to 24 hrs for all to clear), then let me know.
  • If you have issues accessing your email, let me know.

I have, ruthlessly, culled the scoop dist list, zapped numerous 100% full user mailboxes, cautioned those who I can see have set up forwarding to untrusted 3rd parties that those rules will be deleted, and reset (to random values) a huge swathe of - apparently abandoned email accounts.

It is going to be easier to to rebuild a list of "active" accredited reporters - and assume everyone else is 'lapsed', than anything else. Not bad for cooped up on a Virgin train with the most-shitty WiFi I've dealt with in an age.

I may have been a little over-zealous, so anyone who may hear grumblings - let me know. --Brian McNeil / talk 17:18, 8 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

  • No complains (that I am aware of) regarding the resetting of email account passwords for apparently abandoned accounts. Time now, after a week-and-a-half, to start listing those who should be moved to the inactive accredited list, or off the list altogether. So, here they are (as the Firstname dot Lastname component of over-quota accounts):
    1. Bjorn Engelhardt
    2. Brian Anderton
    3. Caleb Williams
    4. Cary Bass
    5. Craig Spurrier
    6. David Miller
    7. Ivan Martinez
    8. Joseph Anderson
    9. Patrick Flaherty
    10. Peter Coombe
    11. Peter Coti
    12. Rodney Varney
    13. Sam Thomas
    14. Sean Heron
    15. Svetlana Tkachenko
    16. Tristan Thomas
    17. Zachary Hauri
This list of accounts will be deleted by month-end, contents and all.
For those who've suddenly stopped getting email? I have deleted all forwarders to untrusted agents (i.e. Gmail, Hotmail, ...) --Brian McNeil / talk 00:24, 18 September 2013 (UTC)[reply]

The following email accounts, contents and all, have now been deleted
  1. joseph.anderson
  2. sean.heron
  3. tristan.thomas
  4. sam.thomas
  5. caleb.williams
  6. craig.spurrier
  7. brian.anderton
  8. zachary.hauri
  9. rodney.varney
  10. ivan.martinez
  11. bjorn.engelhart
  12. patrick.flaherty
  13. svetlana.tkachenko
  14. peter.coti
These people should be moved to inactive under accredited reporters, or removed altogether from any lists thereof. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:26, 4 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]
Add the following to the above list
  1. david.miller
  2. cary.bass

That takes us down to only twenty or-so email accounts on; I'd welcome input on how people think providing email addresses should be handled beyond the basic "accredited reporter: given". --Brian McNeil / talk 16:43, 4 October 2013 (UTC)[reply]