[Mailman-Developers] MM3: list disabling/enabling?

Ian Eiloart iane at sussex.ac.uk
Wed Jul 13 13:38:11 CEST 2011

On 12 Jul 2011, at 16:11, Barry Warsaw wrote:

> On Jul 12, 2011, at 01:06 PM, Ian Eiloart wrote:
>> Bouncing certainly is suboptimal, since it may create collateral spam. Better
>> to reject the message at SMTP time with a 5xx response than to bounce.
> That's an interesting take on it.  The LMTP server in Mailman could reject
> messages addressed to disabled lists, and that 5xx error should propagate
> through the MTA.

Yes, this should be used in combination with a call forward from the MTA at RCTP TO, so that it the MTA can determine the status of the mailing list *before* giving a reply to the sending MTA.

> -Barry
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