[Mailman-Users] Mailman synonym for listserv 'probe'?

Rick Niess rniess at netserver3.otr.usm.edu
Thu Nov 18 23:41:41 CET 1999

On Thu, 18 Nov 1999, John Wildgrube wrote:
> Listserv has a nice little feature called 'probe' that will send a message
> to all users on a list.  Those that don't come back are OK, but those that
> bounce, are removed from the list -- pretty handy for maintanence purposes.
> Is there a similar utility or is it an innate functionality of Mailman?

     Perhaps not directly, but the Bounce mechanism does a good job of
this.  Just set the Bounce Admins options in the list admin pages to
"Remove and Notify me", etc.  Then, send a message to the list.  For those
subscribers that bounce back with fatal delivery messages or it can't
deliver to for a number of tries, it should remove them and notify you.

						~ Rick ~
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