[Mailman-Users] plain old fashioned bouncing?

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Thu Sep 25 05:11:41 CEST 2003


On Wed, 2003-09-24 at 18:05, Raquel Rice wrote:
> On Wed, 24 Sep 2003 17:36:07 -0400
> Aaron Bennett <aaron.bennett at olin.edu> wrote:
> 
> > Hi --
> > 
> > Please bear with me.  I'm relatively new to mailman, and I freely
> > admit I don't know a pickle from a VERP from a pumpkin. :-)
> > 
> > One of our lists is fairly critical: if a message doesn't get
> > delivered, the list owner needs to know about it so that she can
> > send a hard copy instead.  Unfortunately, the list of email
> > addresses which was used to populate this list is known to contain
> > several bad addresses, but no one knows *which* addresses are bad.
> >  I'd like a way to have all bounces to 
> > go her, or, in the worst case, to me or to a file or something, so
> > that she can go an follow up on each bad email address and either
> > track down the correct one and fix it or delete it from the list. 
> > We can't afford to let bounce processing wait for five bounces
> > before notifying the list owner.
> > 
> > The obvious solution is to set bouce_score_threshhold to 0.  
> > Unfortunately, I didn't realize this was going to be necessary
> > until an important announcement was sent to the list already.  My
> > questions are:
> > 
> > 1 - am I on the right track with bounce_score_threshhold=0 ?
> > 2 - is there a way to dump out all of the bounces to a file so I
> > can pass it to the list owner?  Where are bounces 'stored' ? 
> > 
> > Please forgive my ignorance about the internals of mailman. 
> > 
> > thanks!
> > 
> > - Aaron Bennett
> > 
> 
> This is your lucky day.  There is a bounce log kept! 
> /path/to/mailman/logs/bounce
> 
> --
> Raquel

This may also be helpful - a thread with some scripts for automatically
alerting you of bounces.
http://www.mail-archive.com/mailman-users@python.org/msg15247.html

You could certainly set this up to alert you on a daily basis.

Good luck - Jon Carnes






More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list