Leader of Birmingham.pm [pm.org] and a CPAN author [cpan.org]. Co-organised YAPC::Europe in 2006 and the 2009 QA Hackathon, responsible for the YAPC Conference Surveys [yapc-surveys.org] and the QA Hackathon [qa-hackathon.org] websites. Also the current caretaker for the CPAN Testers websites and data stores.
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As part of setting up the new CPAN Testers Preferences website, I've been going through my mail-daemon files to look at the bounce backs to the daily summary reports. I wasn't surprised that some PAUSEIDs no longer had a corresponding destination mailbox, such as FOTANGO, but I was surprised to see as many as 115 of them bouncing back with no known mailbox type errors.
Now at least one of those mailboxes is for someone I know, so I'll be prompting them to check their PAUSE settings, but I would urge anyone who moves email address (either due to a job change or a change of ISP or vanity domain), to make sure that you update your PAUSE settings.
Although I can appreciate CPAN Testers daily summaries might not be that important, your end users might find it really annoying if they're trying to get in touch with you to find out something about your distribution(s), then get a 'user unknown at that address' type of response.
In the past it has been frustrating for those wishing to fix broken modules, or want to take over maintainership, as it means a lot of effort is wasted trying to track down the author. The PAUSE Admins now have procedures to deal with this, but it would be so much easier to be able to contact author by their PAUSE address in the first place.
So if you have a PAUSE account, please check it every so often just to make sure the PAUSE Admins have the right address for you. You can hide it from the likes of Search CPAN and CPAN Testers, so long as the PAUSEID@cpan.org eventually goes to a valid mailbox.
In future for all those addresses that do get bounce backs, I shall be disabling the sending of summary reports. This will also apply to the individual reports once that piece of the puzzle is in place. After that you will need to login to the Preferences (coming real soon now) website and change your preferences to re-enable the report sending.