[Mailman-Users] Mailman Loop Problems - Need Help

Thomas Hochstein ml at ancalagon.inka.de
Thu Feb 19 20:31:34 CET 2004

"ARTD (Malaysia)" schrieb:

> I'm running a mailman list with about 400 members and often get into a 
> loop problem when someone puts on an auto "out-of-office" reply back to 
> the list and that creates an endless loop.
> Could anyone please advise me how to stop such loops?

Set those people who are using badly broken autoresponders [1] on
"moderated". Or unsubscribe them - someone who is not able to use a
mailing-list properly should not use one at all.

Otherwise you can try to catch those autoreplies with expressions for
the spam filter.


[1] Autoresponders should not respond to mails from mailing lists.
They should not respond to Reply-To:. They should not send more than
one mail to each recipient for every $x days. (How old is the
"vacation"-program? Five years? Ten? Fifteen? And there are *still*
people getting it wrong.) And, of course, you should never activate
autoresponders on accounts you have subscribend to a mailing list.

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