[Distutils]Package maintainers: verify your PyPI account email address
Heads-up: if you have a pypi.org or test.pypi.org account, please verify your email address:
We have a problem with a bit of our data, namely that due to historical reasons we have a fair amount of users in the database that do not have a verified primary email address. The side effect of this is that we're currently sending emails to email addresses that we have not had verified. This is a bad situation to be in, because in order to keep our bounce/spam rate low, we should be confirming all email addresses before sending email to them. In addition the way our bounce handling code works is it un-verifies the email address, which the intent was to stop sending email to it until the user has reverified their email address.
In total there are about 193k user accounts with a unverified email address for their primary address, and 44k that do have a verified email address for their primary account.
So we need to come up with a strategy to resolve this, because it's pretty important that we don't send email to unverified addresses.
(quoting from Donald Stufft's explanation https://github.com/pypa/warehouse/issues/3632 which goes on to detail the step-by-step plan)
Package maintainers should especially do this soon. As of a few days ago, any user whose primary email address is unverified can't upload a file: https://github.com/pypa/warehouse/pull/4292
Please forward to other package maintainers.
After we iron out any issues I figure we'll email the announce list https://mail.python.org/mm3/mailman3/lists/pypi-announce.python.org/ .