[wp-docs] Modify installation page to mention
Ritchie, Josiah S.
jritchie at bible.edu
Thu Dec 21 20:03:56 GMT 2006
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> bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of Jerry Peek
> Sent: Thursday, December 21, 2006 2:51 PM
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> Subject: [wp-docs] Modify installation page to mention
> wordpress at example.com?
> I'm doing my second WordPress installation. I remember a surprise
> after my first installation: that WordPress was sending emails from
> the address wordpress at myhost.com. But nothing I read had told me
> about that address. So any email sent to that address (say, a
> bounced message) would go nowhere. That doesn't seem like good
> admin practice to me, and it also might lose useful info (that,
> say, someone registered with a bogus email address).
Why would anyone send something to that address in normal practice? You
think it might happen on a site with multiple loosely connected
contributors or something?
> I created a mail alias on my server to forward wordpress at myhost.com
> to me. I'm thinking that would be a good thing to add to the page
> http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress . But I thought
> there might be a reason why this isn't mentioned -- even as an
> "optional" step. And I also wonder where to put this info in that
> install doc: it doesn't seem to fit anywhere, so I'm thinking that
> a new section would be the right place. Finally: some users can't
> set up arbitrary email addresses on their server, so maybe they'd
> want to change the wordpress email address to something else (like
> an account at Yahoo, their personal email address, etc.)
There are a variety of spam related reasons why using a different domain
might be a bad idea for sending these emails. Perhaps changing the
account, the part before the domain could be done. I'm not sure what the
implications of simply including a Reply-To header might be, but perhaps
that would be the best solution.
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