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Pause Account Email Forwarding

by nglenn (Beadle)
on Feb 24, 2013 at 19:13 UTC ( #1020417=perlquestion: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??
nglenn has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

This may be sort of out-of-place here, but I didn't see any contact/support links at pause.perl.org.

I'm having a problem with the email settings. I want to link with MetaCPAN, so I need to have my pause email forward to my secret one. On this page, I select the option to forward to my secret email address, but I still receive nothing from MetaCPAN. When I return to the account settings page again later, it once again says that my pause account emails should be forwarded to "neither/nor", which is not what I selected! I searched my spam folder and found nothing, so I think it may be a problem with pause.perl.org.

Am I missing something here? I just need proper email forwarding.

Update: I contacted Andreas Koenig, whose email is posted on pause. He told me not to bother encrypting email to him unless it was for a secret of some kind. The problem was that I didn't notice the errors being displayed on the account settings page. After you click submit, they are displayed in normal black font at the top of the page (which is why I missed them). Mine complained that "CENSORED" was not a real email address (that's what was there for the public email field). So I changed that to be blank, and then it accepted the form and the change to my forwarding settings.

Comment on Pause Account Email Forwarding
Re: Pause Account Email Forwarding (metacpan)
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 24, 2013 at 20:47 UTC

    but I still receive nothing from MetaCPAN.

    What would you like to receive?

    Because, AFAIK, MetaCPAN sends you no mails, so there is nothing to forward?

      MetaCPAN sends an email to your PAUSE account in order to link it.

Re: Pause Account Email Forwarding
by vsespb (Hermit) on Feb 24, 2013 at 20:48 UTC
    Had same issue. something@cpan.org forwarding is not working when forwarding set to secret email. Tried contact someone to report this - no luck too.
Re: Pause Account Email Forwarding
by Anonymous Monk on Feb 24, 2013 at 20:59 UTC
      So, I had same issue and tried to contact modules@perl.org about it 20 OCT 2012. Still no answer.
        Dang. I guess I'll try the encrypted email thing (never done it before). I'll post if I find anything.

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