[Mailman-Users] Bounces from Hotmail

Jon Carnes jonc at haht.com
Tue Feb 5 16:27:11 CET 2002

Well, you can always write that functionality into your setup.  Filter the
messages out with procmail and have it make a log entry with the offending
mailbox.  Run a nightly or weekly script that rotates your logs and looks
for excessive bouncing.  If someone's email bounces too much:
  #! /bin/bash
  # Find em and delete em from all my mailman lists
  #   $1 is the offending email address to be removed
  LIST="`~mailman/bin/find_member $1`"
  for i in $LIST
    ~mailman/bin/remove_members $i $1

I know that you would rather have Mailman do it for you (and one day it
probably will) but thanks to Mailman being Opensource you can extend and
adapt its functionality now.

Good Luck!

Jon Carnes
----- Original Message -----
From: "Erik van der Meulen" <e.van.der.meulen at avondel.nl>
To: "Jon Carnes" <jonc at haht.com>; "Mailman User List"
<mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2002 1:55 AM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Bounces from Hotmail

> On Mon, Feb 04, 2002 at 17:57:00 -0500, Jon Carnes wrote:
> > A typical way of handling this is either with a pre-processor for the
> > (like procmail) or to add appropriate text to the "Hold posts with
> > header..." (in the web-admin under the Privacy Options).
> Thanks for that. I do use procmail and would be able to filter and
> ignore those message like that. It seems that the option 'Hold posts
> with header' does just do that too.
> I would have liked to use the bounce detect feature from Mailman (which
> adds to /var/log/mailman/bounces and shuts down user accounts
> automatically after a number of pre-specified bounces. I was hoping that
> I could adapt its detection mechanism in some way to catch those Hotmal
> 'mailbox full' messages, rather than just filtering 'm. I use Mailman
> 1.1, maybe those features are better in new releases?
> Best regards.
> --
>   Erik van der Meulen <e.van.der.meulen at avondel.nl>

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