[Mailman-Users] Re: Catching bounces/delivery errors

LuKreme (List User Kreme) kremels at kreme.com
Thu Aug 28 03:12:26 CEST 2003

On Wednesday, August 27, 2003, at 1:14 PM, DZ-Jay wrote:
> On Wed, 27 Aug 2003 11:05:28 -0600, LuKreme <kremels at kreme.com> wrote:
>> On Tuesday, August 26, 2003, at 7:55 AM, DZ-Jay wrote:
>> Instead of pounding nails with your all-purpose procmail screwdriver, 
>> use mailman to manage your mailings.  It will handle all the ounce 
>> processing on its own, freeing your time for other things.
> Hum... As I explained in a previous post, what my organization does is 
> not a traditional mailing list like this one, its personalized 
> advertising campaigns sent to our customers (strictly opt-in, by the 
> way.)  Our customer e-mail list reside in our enterprise commerce 
> server's database and whenver we are going to mail, we export the most 
> current list of addresses based on some sales or demographic criteria 
> and feed it to a comercial bulk e-mailer, which sends a personalized 
> e-mail to the clients.

You can still do that with mailman.

> If you think mailman can broadcast personalized messages and allow an 
> address list to be imported and also provide a list of addresses that 
> failed, then I'll try it.  But I was under the impression that mailman 
> would not work for this.

I know at least one mailman list I am on says "this message was sent to 
kremels at kreme.com" in the footers, so some degree of personalisation is 
certainly possible.  It certainly can have user list imported and it 
keeps track of bounces.

<http://mail.python.org/mailman/listinfo/mailman-users> might be able 
to help with more specific questions.

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