My best guess here is that firstname.lastname@example.org is a member
of the email@example.com list.
Yes, that was correct. And hence the mails were getting into a bounce loop. I have removed firstname.lastname@example.org from email@example.com.
I was soooo stupid to do it in the first place, but this was a great learning for me. All is good now.
On 2/23/06, Mark Sapiro firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Tom Kavanaugh wrote:
I modified the Mailman/Handlers/SMTPDirect.py per you suggestions. The unix_sysadmin-bounce emails now get redirected to email@example.com That is the good part.
But what is happening now is that the mailman server keeps spitting out these emails to the mailman mail list. Every few minutes I am bomarded
these emails from the mailman mail list. The relevant contents are:
You asked how to redirect bounces to the firstname.lastname@example.org address (the posting address for the site list) and that's what's happening.
Reporting-MTA: dns; utc80.name.com Received-From-MTA: DNS; localhost Arrival-Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:13:39 -0800 (PST)
Final-Recipient: RFC822; email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Action: failed Status: 5.1.1 Remote-MTA: DNS; mailhost.name.com Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org... User =09unknown Last-Attempt-Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:13:39 -0800 (PST)
Seems that the mailman server (utc80) is re-trying to send to email@example.com, although it knows that this is an unknown user.
Mailman doesn't know anything about what addresses are or are not deliverable, and since you have effectively disabled automatic bounce processing, it can never find out.
My best guess here is that firstname.lastname@example.org is a member of the email@example.com list. If that's not it, I don't know what is. Does that notice contain a copy of the original message? if so, what is it? Or does it keep growing as the same bounce keeps rebouncing?
This is an interesting issue. Every message from the firstname.lastname@example.org list had better be deliverable or you will get a bounce loop.
-- Mark Sapiro email@example.com The highway is for gamblers, San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan