[Mailman-Developers] Other Bounce issues with 2.0.6

Bob Puff@NLE bob@nleaudio.com
Mon, 12 Nov 2001 13:46:08 -0500

Hi Gang,

Ok, here's an interesting situation:
On 11/03, hotmail was down for a bit, bouncing messages.  Mailman bounce logs confirm this.  They came back up, and all was well.

On 11/08, 5 days later, they had the same problem - bounced some messages.  Later they fixed the problem.

However, Mailman saw the bounces coming in 5 days later, and did its thing removing the people.  It didn't realize that there were no bounces in between.

How long is the bounce database held?  In other words, what happens if a single bounce happens, then 7 days go by, and another single bounce occurs.  Will it see this and disable the user?  Or does it only look at the 5th day?  What happens on a busy list?  What about a list that gets a post every couple weeks?