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Outgoing blacklists, or, stop the bouncing.

Posted by on December 12th, 2008

At Twitter, we have many users which sign up for the service and mistype or enter invalid email addresses. Our product group doesn’t want us to use email verification, and for the most part, we cannot because we accept signups via mobile (through the 40404 SMS short-code.) If we bounce too many messages for any […]

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Taming the Leopard

Posted by on February 25th, 2008

Retina.net runs on a Mac Mini, co-located through business cable service. For the last 8 months it’s been running on Mac OS X Tiger (10.4) with very little in the way of problems. Yesterday I started an upgrade to Leopard, which created many more problems than expected. Major issues and caveats I experienced No more […]

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