Is it OK to give LetsEncrypt a "helpdesk" email address that opens tickets?


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A school I am working with has certificates for their web, email, and VPN servers from LetsEncrypt.

The person who originally set up the the certificates set the email address to be support@school.edu (where school.edu is actually the school’s domain). Because the school has a hired sysadmin as well as a number of part-time volunteers (like me), that email address goes into a bugtracking system and creates a ticket that all of us can see.

We got our first “you have a certificate expiring soon” message today, and I realized that means that the ticket system sent an auto-reply message with the ticket information back to LetsEncrypt.

While we don’t care about this ourselves, I wanted to make sure that we aren’t sending these automated emails to a mailbox that someone actually goes through and/or a mailbox that takes actions (such as unsubscribing or recording bounce messages), in which case we should switch to using a different email address that doesn’t auto-reply.

Thanks!


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Hi @kohenkatz,

Thanks for asking :slight_smile: You’re all good - replies to the expiration warnings are routed to the equivalent of a digital black hole. You aren’t taxing us with any auto-replies.


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