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

Christopher Petrilli petrilli at amber.org
Fri Nov 19 17:58:02 CET 1999

Rick Niess [rniess at netserver3.otr.usm.edu] wrote:
> 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.

Actually what I'd like is to force people to "renew" their subscriptions
on some basis... this is one thing I miss from LISTSERV... well,
that and it used no CPU :-)

| Christopher Petrilli
| petrilli at amber.org

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