[Mailman-Users] Preventing address from being unsubscribed

Ed Leafe ed at leafe.com
Fri Jul 4 15:49:14 CEST 2003

On Friday, July 4, 2003, at 03:08  AM, Richard Barrett wrote:

> If I can paraphrase what I think you have said; some messages sent to 
> subscribers of the subordinate list bounce and these bounce messages 
> are being returned to the superior list with information indicating 
> they were bounced by the subordinate list's email address.


> I think you are asking for a means for the superior list to 
> selectively ignore those bounce messages.

	Either that, or to intercept the subscription disabling process so 
that the address is not disabled.

> A more pertinent question would be be why is the superior list 
> should/would be seeing those bounce messages.

	My thoughts exactly. Occasionally I have had bounce messages sent by 
other servers back to some address other than the address in the 
Return-Path: header - some have gone back to the list, some to the 
list-owner, etc. IOW, something screwy in one of the thousands of 
servers I send mail to.

> If the messages your script chooses to pass down to the subordinate 
> list are simply posted by it to the subordinate list then any bounce 
> from the subordinate list's subscribers should be received by and 
> handled by the subordinate list's bounce processing; and MM doesn't 
> normally tell posters about bounces resulting from distribution of 
> their posts by the list.
> Are you certain that the bounce messages do not actually stem from 
> occasional failure of your script to take successful delivery of a 
> message from the superior list?

	I grep'd the logs on my server, and couldn't find any entries for the 
proxy address that didn't have "status=sent" on the line.

  Ed Leafe

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