[Bug 808821] [NEW] Probe messages should not sent Precedence header

Barry Warsaw 808821 at bugs.launchpad.net
Mon Jul 11 16:54:09 CEST 2011

Public bug reported:

Probe messages (sent after an address has been disabled due to bounces)
should not set Precedence.  This is because they actually are not bulk
or list traffic.  It's possible that where list traffic might be
bouncing, a non-Precedence containing probe message could have a better
chance of getting through.  One thing to think about though is vacation
programs, which (if well-behaved) will not respond to Precedence
messages.  Thus, if a person's address were bouncing, and they had a
vacation program on, these would respond to probe messages.  This might
be significant if we were to score probe bounces higher (i.e. as signs
to permanently disable or delete the address).

** Affects: mailman
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: mailman3

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