[Bug 930462] Re: mailman unsubscribing people

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Feb 12 01:56:44 CET 2012

All of the reports in comment #2 appear to be legitimate bounces. The
first 14 addresses in the notice in comment #3 also appear to be
legitimate. The remaining "Domain purrsnaperville.org has exceeded the
max emails per hour (400) allowed. Message discarded." messages indeed
appear to be the result of a quota on outgoing mail from your domain
imposed by your hosting provider. This is not a Mailman issue. Mailman
has been told the address was undeliverable, so Mailman treats it as a

The problem is your hosting service apparently can't support a mailman
list with more than about 400 subscribers and can't support even that
many if there is more than one post in an hour. This probably means it
won't support anything that generates mail to more than 400 recipients
in an hour.

This is something you will have to discuss with your hosting provider.
There is little that Mailman can do about it. See the FAQ at
<http://wiki.list.org/x/j4A9>. There is a patch attached to that FAQ
which implements throttling, but installation of that patch would have
to be done by the hosting provider.

Regarding backups, only the hosting provider can tell you if they made
any backups and if they still have them. They would need to restore
Mailman's lists/purrs1/config.pck file from an appropriate backup.

** Changed in: mailman
       Status: Incomplete => Invalid

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