[Mailman-Users] Auto responder problem?
Paul H Byerly
paul at thcwd.com
Wed Oct 8 20:04:52 CEST 2003
>I am running MM2.1.1 on Redhat 7.3 with Sendmail 8.11.6.
>I have had my list linked to a Yahoogroups list for 8 or 9 months. Suddenly
>Yahoo has disabled my list address stating that I am running an Auto
>Responder. I have checked and all the auto responders are turned off. Does
>anyone have any idea what might be causing this, and what I can do to fix
It's not Mailman, it's Yahoo. Yahoo has limits on how many messages
can be sent in a set time to prevent an auto responder loop from eating up
resources. But all they do is count messages. I Mailman mirrors too many
messages to fast it will trigger the auto responder lock. As of Aug 23,
2003 the trigger point was 50 emails in 20 minutes. With the way Yahoo has
been changing things, that may have been lowered.
If you have a big list, a busy topic might churn out 50 messages in
that amount of time. Or if there is a backlog of outgoing messages that
clears in a hurry you could easily go over. I don't know any easy way to
avoid this, but as I will this month be moving a very active list off Yahoo
to my server and mirroring it to Yahoo, I'd sure like to hear some ideas!
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