[Mailman-Developers] Suggestions about Mailman bounce processing
mark at msapiro.net
Tue Dec 28 21:54:54 CET 2010
Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
>Superticker2 (Mark) writes:
> > I appreciate your suggestion to set bounce_processing=1,
> > bounce_score_threshold=0, but wouldn't this would cause "existing
> > addresses" with scores at "2" to be removed immediately, which we don't
> > want to do. We want the existing addresses to remain until their bounce
> > score reaches 2.5.
>I don't think it causes them to be removed immediately, but it would
>cause those with scores at 1.5 to get removed on the next bounce, so
>it's probably out for you.
Stephen is correct. Those with non-stale scores >= 1 will not be
removed immediately, but they will be removed the next time
cron/disabled runs (default 09:00 daily) if the threshold is not
raised before that.
It seems pretty safe to do this. Sometime after cron/disabled runs
reduce the threshold to <= 1, make sure that
bounce_notify_owner_on_disable is Yes and do the mass subscribe. Since
no list members are mailed in this process, they won't bounce. After
allowing time for bounces to be returned and processed (bounces are
queued in Mailman and only processed at 15 minute intervals), raise
the threshold to the original value.
Note however that this will only work for mass subscribes. For
invitations, the returned bounces will be for addresses which aren't
list members and these are always ignored.
>Note that the final decision is Marks (v2.x) or Barry's (v3)q, of
>course. But I tend to think they'll agree with me.
FWIW, I do agree.
Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan
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