[Mailman-Users] bounce logs messages

Scott Russell scottrus at raleigh.ibm.com
Thu Mar 9 20:10:44 CET 2000

Ashley / All -

Okay, this helps a bit. I also am using the CVS version from week 02/23/00. I didn't see any
of these messages until March 6th, 2wks after I used add_members to subscribe people to the
list. (I didn't use the web interface.)

I saw one of these messages on the 6th, three on the 8th, and more than 25 on the 9th (today).
I'm was looking for more patterns and notice this:

  Mar 09 03:19:47 2000 (18491) ibm-linux-tech: joe_user at us.ibm.com - 2 more allowed over
   431565 secs
  Mar 09 04:25:16 2000 (20501) ibm-linux-tech: joe_user at us.ibm.com - 0 more allowed over
   427636 secs

What's caught my eye here is that this user went from 2 more allowable bounces to 0 allowable
bounces over the last hour. What happend to 1 more allowable?

Here are my bounce settings for this list. I've verified that I do not get more than 20msgs
per hour by checking the time stamps in the archives.

  Min days an addr has been Unreachable: 5
  Min posts to list since first bounce before removal: 3
  Max msgs list gets in an hour: 20
  Action when crit / excessive bounces detected: Disable and Notify

Question: Does anyone know how to reset these counters for all users on a list? Perhaps
through the withlist shell?

-- Scott

 On Thu, Mar 09, 2000 at 06:36:35PM +0100, Ashley Penney wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 09, 2000 at 12:25:05PM -0500, Scott Russell spoketh:
> : Ashley -
> : 
> : Maybe you could clairify the issue for me? I see these messages in my bounce log but according
> : to my maillog best I can tell is these users are still gettting mail. Do you know what it is
> : these messages mean? What exactly are you seeing??
> Basically I added a bunch of users to a mailing list (rather than having
> them subscribe themselfs.  Now when I try to send mail, only I (the first
> listed address) actually gets the mail, the rest get that weird bounce
> error, and *don't* recieve the mail.  That was the big difference..
> Mar 04 09:44:42 2000 (30932) Chat: sabri at vuurwerk.nl - 0 more allowed over 311388 secs
> That's the errors I get, but for all other users.
> I have no idea what they mean, or why I get them.  1.1 never did this, but
> CVS seems to.  I had to move from 1.1 because it wouldn't close the scripts
> after sending.
> Mailman has huge potential, and I'd love to be able to use it at the place
> I start work on Monday, but unless a developer or someone can tell me this
> was a known problem, and has been fixed, I can't.  Which is a shame. :( 
> -- 
> ashp
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