This mailing list has a new home! But it isn't Google Groups.
Yesterday Nate moved this list from the lists.bx.psu.edu domain to the
lists.galaxyproject.org domain. This gives us better control over the
list, including spam.
This transition should be largely transparent to you, but there are a few
things to be aware of:
- List sender addresses and headers will change to reflect the updated
domain: from bx.psu.edutogalaxyproject.org. Existing email filters you
have set up may require adjustments.
- Posts from lists.galaxyproject.org could be categorized as spam until
you train your filtering method.
- Mailing list archives and posting functionality will be briefly
inaccessible during the migration.
- The prior bx.psu.edu list posting email addresses will continue to
accept email, which will be forwarded to the new list addresses.
What happened to the Google Groups plan, you might ask. Well, we used
Google Groups for the GCC2014 mailing lists and they were problematic. It
turns out that many people's work email servers periodically identify
Google Groups as a spammer and then just block it causing emails from the
list to silently stop being delivered. Not exactly the behavior you want
in a mailing list.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Dave C and Nate
On Thu, May 22, 2014 at 12:17 PM, Dave Clements <clements(a)galaxyproject.org>
> Hello Galaxy Proteomicists!
> The Galaxy Project has started to create new mailing lists using a Google
> Groups infrastructure. The new lists still work like mailing lists (plus
> other stuff). We are hoping that Google Groups proves to be less
> maintenance than Mailman. We are also considering moving our established
> lists to Google too.
> Since this is the smallest and least active of the Galaxy community's
> mailing lists, this is the first established list we are going to move.
> Look for this to happen before GCC2014.
> If anyone has any requests or questions about the move, please let us know.
> Dave C
> PS: John Chilton originally wanted this list set up on Google Groups. I
> talked him out of it. There can't possibly be a lesson for me in that
> experience, can there? ;-)