[Mailman-Users] Bouncing mails to sender?

Brad Knowles brad.knowles at skynet.be
Mon Jul 5 23:08:56 CEST 2004

At 12:52 AM +0530 2004-07-06, Yogesh Subhash Talekar wrote:

>  I have seen that if a mail is sent to Mailman list and if some of the
>  recipients are invalid then those mails bounce back to a address which is
>  like "bounces-listname at mylistdomain.com"?


>  Now this keeps the sender in the dark about who received the mail and who
>  didn't!
>  So is there anyway so that the sender can receive the note about which
>  memebers of the list failed to get the mails? Or is it possible to send
>  the bounced mail to the sender??

	You can look in the logs, but short of making extensive 
modifications to the system so that all bounces come back to both 
addresses, there's no way to do this.  Moreover, most senders don't 
want/can't handle recipient bounces, since there is nothing they can 
do about them.

	If I send a message to the mailman-users list and I receive a 
bounce from fred at example.com, the only person who can do anything 
with this is the mailing list administrator.

Brad Knowles, <brad.knowles at skynet.be>

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