[Mailman-Users] "bad" email addresses
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Tue Mar 20 05:43:10 CET 2001
On Sun, 18 Mar 2001 09:40:41 -0800
Sam Brooks <sbrooks at earthlink.net> wrote:
> How does Mailman handle "bad" email addresses?
It attempts to parse bounce message to determine the address that is
bouncing. For obvious reasons, this doesn't always work.
> I know that Lyris "tags" individual mail to handle that type of
> problem. Does Mailman do the same sort of thing? Or is there
> some alternative way in Mailman to deal with that sort of thing.
Mailman does not currently support VERP. Adding VERP support for
version 3 with various levels of impact (all messages VERPed, some
messages VERPed, only the password reminders VERPed, etc) has been
discussed and seems likely.
Potentially you could embed a VERP layer at the MTA outside
of Mailman and then munge appropriately, but this is not quite a
trivial effort. (Rewrite the envelope to pass thru a custom
handler, then have that handler re-write bounces to a Mailman
conformant format with the appropriate subscriber address in the
J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
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