Okay, pretty sure I never received Freso's response. Did receive the responses from CallerNo6 and jesus2099, however.
And, yeah, I don't check the forum regularly -- that's why I'm looking forward to a fully-functioning mailing-list-style interfaces -- I just noticed Freso's response today for the first time.
As I stated elsewhere, all @metabrainz.org addresses use GMail, and GMail has a limit on how much mail it will allow sending… and obviously the forum generates a lot of mail. You should receive all the mail, but it will
Interesting, I never would have guessed (even if I had read Freso's "stated elsewhere") that the forum or its mailing list interface would be part of "all @metabrainz.org addresses" -- I wouldn't think it has/needs a "mailbox" in the sense that a regular email address does.
I can't find the "stated elsewhere" thread that Freso is referring to, so I'm not sure what detail it provides, but I'd be interested in a more detailed/technical explanation of this -- is it just that all the messages from the mailing-list interface are relayed through GMail's SMTP servers? Is it just as simple as finding a new SMTP provider? Or does it depend on some other services provided by GMail/google?
Finally, (besides the obvious -- contribute money/code) is there anything I could be doing to help this along -- say, create a bug report/vote for an already-existing bug report?