Saturday, August 22, 2015

Want to help?

We're looking for volunteers to help with some of the systems.  Here are some specific examples:

  • Reply to some of the random emails that get sent to the wrong place.  (for example, "How do I do X in Perl?" sent to the webmaster address.)
  • Improve our spam filtering.  (Also, clean up our postfix setup.)
  • Migrate services to Docker.
  • Identify inactive Perl Mongers groups (and clean up linked services.)
If you're interested in these (or other projects), please drop an email to webmaster at

Update: We received a lot of responses and are working with our first batch of new volunteers to get these and some other projects done.  Thanks to everyone who responded! 

Friday, August 21, 2015

DMARC and Mailing Lists

We have reverted the filter that rejected postings to mailing lists from domains with strict DMARC configurations.  (For example: and

We've chosen to implement the "rewrite From:" mechanism for supporting this (similar to option b).  It's not perfect, but it's relatively straightforward to understand and implement.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Unscheduled Unavailbility

We're currently having (unscheduled, unplanned, unwanted) unavailability of services.  We think it's a hardware failure in the critical path.

Apologies for the disruption.  We'll update this post as more information becomes available.

Update: 8:00pm America/Los_Angeles.
Everything is back up now.