[Mailman-Users] Looping Problem
matthewf at orac.frost.net
Wed Jul 19 17:09:37 CEST 2000
On Wed, Jul 19, 2000 at 10:01:30AM -0500, Nate Carlson wrote:
> On Wed, 19 Jul 2000, Matthew Frost wrote:
> > On Tue, Jul 18, 2000 at 03:05:26PM -0500, Nate Carlson wrote:
> > > /var/log/maillog shows a bunch of addresses bouncing, the rest
> > > successfully delivered, and then mailman sends the queue request again.
> > > Could it be a problem related to how many addresses are bouncing? (There
> > > were 20-30)..
> > I've seen a similar thing, that happens when the local SMTP server
> > reports a temporary error (4xx code) for a subscribed email address...
> Aha! I've got an address bouncing with 450 because the domain name no
> longer exists for one of my addresses. I need to wait a while before I
> can send another test, though. :( (This is a maintenence/etc announce
> list for an ISP.. people get upset if I flood it with 'test' messages).
That sounds like the bug I've experienced...
> This is a pretty nasty bug, though.. is it an issue with Sendmail or with
> Mailman? Anyone know of a solution besides catching the list looping and
> looking through the mail logs?
It's definately an issue with mailman, as an address could temporarily
fail on the local smtp server forwhatever reason while you're sending
Matthew Frost http://www.frost.org/
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