Google Search Console domain access + Postmaster tools

A few of us have access to Google Webmaster/Search tools for https://wordpress.org/ and https://wordpress.org/, but we do not have access for the entire wordpress.org domain which would grant us access to https?://*.wordpress.org/ (ie. what we have + subdomains).

Additionally, The marketing team would like access to Postmaster tools for the email deliverability data, which also requires domain verification.

I can see that there’s two existing Google domain authorisations (dig +short TXT wordpress.org) but I’ve been unable to locate whose Google accounts have access to that when asking around.

Can I please have access granted to the domain-level Search Tools / Postmaster tools so that I can provide access to those who need it?

In the event that systems do not have domain-level access, here’s some instructions to get it:
1. Grant my a8c account verification access and I’ll deal giving those who need it; add wordpress.org TXT google-site-verification=RLa_vaBBembqlBHv2iGePxw7Cw2nQhbYjKLX7HWpSks (I’ll add systems a8c account for future uses. If option 2 is taken, I’ll remove this auth attempt from my account)
or
2. Visit Postmaster tools, Add a domain, get the TXT record and add it. Grant my a8c google account access + plus that of @eidolonnight to Postmaster + Search Console (Full access please). Verifying the domain for postmaster tools will also grant search console verification.

#prio1 #email #google

Create Openverse email address for Helpscout

The Openverse team wants an address openverse@wordpress.org to use with Helpscout.

I’ve created a mailbox within Helpscout for it. It seems that their connection setup has changed, and now in order to connect an email address on an external domain they send a verification code to that external email address.

I guess we can make this work by setting up a forward from openverse@wordpress.org to openverse@wordpress.helpscoutapp.com. Presumably that will let me see the verification code and complete the setup (though I can’t see what the next steps require until I get past the confirmation code). I’m open to suggestions for better ways to do it.

#prio1 #email

Email deliverability time problems

There’s reports that WordPress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ emails are taking hours to arrive. It appears to affect account creation confirmation emails, tracTrac Trac is the place where contributors create issues for bugs or feature requests much like GitHub.https://core.trac.wordpress.org/. emails, and even the WordPress.org mailing list archives (wp-trac for example).

Looking at the time between Account registration & email confirmation for signups, about 24hrs ago (2021-08-01 15:00:00 UTC) the average time between signup and confirmation increased from 6hrs.

I sent myself some test emails from my sandbox 2 hours ago (to gmail) and still haven’t received either of them.

SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform https://slack.com/. The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at https://make.wordpress.org/chat/. references:
https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02QB8GMM/p1627919021012400
https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C02QB8GMM/p1627927041015000

#email #prio1

SMTP Listed on SORBS

198.143.164.147/32 has been flagged in sorbs, potentially resulting in some signup emails not being delivered:

Problem Entries, (listings will cause email problems.)
26 “Spam” entries [11:04:18 20 Jul 2021 GMT-04].
198.143.164.147 – 26 entries [11:04:18 20 Jul 2021 GMT-04].

Do we have monitoring of SBL’s or an account for processing of these unlisting requests?

#email #prio1

Final few supportpress email forwards

Can we please make these updates to the wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ email forwards?

  • Update training@ to forward to learn@wordpress.org
  • Update getinvolved@ to forward to support@wordcamp.org
  • Update friendlyandsafe@ to forward to report@wordcamp.org
  • Remove the various updatehelp*@ forwards, let them bounce

#email #prio2

Visibility into WordCamp.org mail failures

Right now I’m blind to any errors that occur with messages sent from the WordCamp.org web server. This week there was a Core bug that resulted in many (most?) messages being rejected by the receiving MTA, but I didn’t know for several days, until the reports started coming in from users and the CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. bug was discovered.

I think two things would help resolve this, but I’m open to whatever suggestions you have.

1) Set the Envelope-FROM to bounce@wordcamp.org instead of bounce@wordpress.org. I’ve already setup the address.
2) Grant read access to mail.* in the logs directory

Thanks!

#wordcamp.org #email #logs #prio3

Allowing WordCamp.org SMTP

The Community Team is discussing e-mail options for WordCamp organizing teams, and one of the potential solutions is to allow SMTP traffic from outside the network. If that was done, then the teams could send out mail from city@wordcamp.org accounts, rather than having to setup a Gmail account that messages get forwarded to, and sending mail from that.

I don’t know why SMTP is currently blocked, though, so I wanted to find out if allowing that traffic is an option or not.

#email, #smtp, #wordcamp-org

Hi Can we please forward all e mails…

Hi! Can we please forward all e-mails from meetups@wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ to meetups@wordcamp.org and remove any other forwards in place for the address?

Thanks!

#email

Hi if possible can we please get the…

Hi, if possible, can we please get the WordCamp.org SSLSSL Secure Socket Layer - Encryption from the server to the browser and back. Prevents prying eyes from seeing what you are sending between your browser and the server. certificate installed for mail.wordcamp.org IMAP and SMTP? We tried to whitelist the self-signed certificate with @seanosh, it helps with curl and wget, it even helps with wp_remote_* calls, but unfortunately it doesn’t seem to help with imap_open() or stream_context_create(). Thanks and sorry for the trouble!

#email, #wordcamp-org

Hi there Could we please have all incoming…

Hi there! Could we please have all incoming mail to meetups@wordpress.orgWordPress.org The community site where WordPress code is created and shared by the users. This is where you can download the source code for WordPress core, plugins and themes as well as the central location for community conversations and organization. https://wordpress.org/ forwarded to meetups.at.wordpress.org@gmail.com? Thanks!

#email