[Mailman-Developers] suggested improvement for Mailman's bounce processing

Ian Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Tue Aug 8 17:44:19 CEST 2006

--On 8 August 2006 11:14:22 -0400 Bob Puff <bob at nleaudio.com> wrote:

> I've deliberately not quoted the original message, but Brad is 100% on the
> money in his posts.  I see a bunch of bounces that one of my
> highly-customized mailman lists get.  At one point, I tried keeping up
> with just the parsing of the bounce messages, but soon gave up.  There
> are too many strange ones, and ones that give you no clue for the reason
> of the bounce... some give you no clue WHO bounced!  I've even seen some
> that come back from different domains.
> Like Brad said, the KISS rule really is a good idea.
> Bob

But, the idea is NOT to try to parse bounce *messages*, it's to parse 
bounce *codes*.

Ian Eiloart
IT Services, University of Sussex

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