Now I have to set up Mailgun, which is probably why it’s taken me two days to start this step.
See, it isn’t that Mailgun is bad or anything, I use them because they are adequate. But when I set up talkgroup Mailgun was owned by Rackspace, so I had an account through my Rackspace account. Then Mailgun spun off as it’s own company again, but my login is still via an authorization token given via Rackspace’s dashboard, itself an ever-changing labyrinth of chaos theory expressed as a UI.
It got so bad I gave up my essentially “free email sending for life” account to create a new one (once they got a pay-as-you-go subscription working), and am happy to just let talkgroup and a bunch of older sites continue to send mail; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.
But now I want to set up v2.talkgroup on new infra, I’d be mixing MX records for a single domain across multiple Mailgun accounts… aaaaaaaaaaaah, listen, my tech seer powers tell me this is a bad idea.
So my choice to avoid that is to use the old account for v2, or move v1 to the new account… blah. I’m gonna do it presently, but it doesn’t mean I’m gonna like it and now kinda live blog it, as well, I’m apologize to inform you.
Of course I could go really bonkers and pick a new mail delivery service for v2… I could easily justify it as market research. But then I’d be admitting to myself, and subsequently the world, that “market research” for maiki includes fucking Email Service Providers… and I… I just can’t! I want nothing to do with this, I want to keep my adequate email sender and simplify my life in the future! That means moving v1 to the new account and being done with it! Okay!
And that, dear friends, is how you make decisions.