[Mailman-Users] automatic bouce
gerrit at nl.linux.org
Wed Mar 1 08:47:56 CET 2000
<quote name="Robin Dunn" date="951833258" email="robin at alldunn.com">
> I started up a couple mailman lists on Sunday, with about 600 total
> subscribers. Since then I have gotten around 450 bounce messages that don't
> seem to be handled by the automatic bounce processor in Mailman. Is there a
> way to teach Mailman about these messages so it handles them automatically?
Were those bounces on the mailinglist or on the -owner addrs? Mailman
sends all bounces to the -owner addrs because it's possible Mailman
accidently declares a non-bounce message as a bounce.
You'll need to dive into the code to to this.
> (I checked the archives about this and although I found some threads
> discussing it there didn't seem to be any resolution that I could find...)
> Please help!
The Mailman 1.2 beta is a lot better at this than Mailman 1.1 is. In Mailman
1.2b1 (latest CVS snapshot, ran by www.python.org), there is a directory
in the distribution, called Mailman/Bouncers. You will see a couple of
modules there, all with a 'process' function. The BouncerAPI modules will
'pipe' all email to those functions, returning either a list of bouncing
addrs or None. You can add a module this way:
1) Create a module called Zmailer (for example), with a 'process'
function. That function should return either a list of all bounced
messages in an email or None and it takes an instance of mimetools.
This 'process' function takes two arguments; the former is an
instance of the MailList class, the latter is an instance of
the mimetools.Message class.
2) Go to the pipeline list on lines 37-44 in
3) Add the name of your module there.
4) Post the result at mailman-developers at python.org ;).
Note that this is all Mailman 1.2b1!
Hope this helps!
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