[Mailman-Users] plain old fashioned bouncing?
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!
This may also be helpful - a thread with some scripts for automatically
alerting you of bounces.
You could certainly set this up to alert you on a daily basis.
Good luck - Jon Carnes
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