[Mailman-Users] Dealing with AOL rejects

Speedy Gonzalis SpeedyGonzalis at softhome.net
Wed Jun 2 00:41:57 CEST 2004

I am the site admin for a server running Mailman v 2.1.5 on a Linux 
box.  We have about 600 lists running and site wide out of the over 40,000 
subscribers we have several thousand AOL subscribers.

As you probably know, AOL (in it's infinite wisdom) has given it's users 
the ability to black list anyone they want.  Unfortunately, when they do 
and a black listed individual posts to a list that is set for replies to go 
to the list, the resulting bounce (example below) is unrecognized by 

What I'm hoping for is that someone has written, or I can (with assistance) 
write something that will recognize these rejects and track them against 
the offending AOL member just as any other hard bounce.

Any help would be appreciated.


Note that in the example below, xxxxx at yahoo.com is the blacklisted 
individual and ke1yxx at aol.com is the person rejecting the message.

------ Uncaught Bounce Example --------------

Your mail to the following recipients could not be delivered because they 
are not accepting mail from xxxxx at yahoo.com:


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