[Mailman-Users] Uncaught bounces - revisited (DRespond)

Kevin W. Gagel gagel at cnc.bc.ca
Fri Jun 11 17:35:02 CEST 2004

I just got this back from my vendor.
Comments please... 

----- Message Forwarded on Fri, 11 Jun 2004 08:31:58 -0700 -----
>Subject: Re: Fwd: Re: [Mailman-Users] Uncaught bounces
>Date: Fri, 11 Jun 2004 15:30:03 +1200
>Hello Kevin,
>drespond sends an empty mail from
>mail from: <>
>Nothing should try and respond to that.. if you see an empty mail from,
>its a bounce, so I am not sure why something else would process it.
>Wednesday, June 2, 2004, 7:32:43 AM, you wrote:
> I just got this response from someone on a mailman list. I'm using Mailman for
> my list server and its sending me bounces regarding drespond's method of
> bouncing.
> What is your response to this? 
> ----- Message Forwarded on Tue, 01 Jun 2004 12:30:36 -0700 -----
> From: Brad Knowles <brad.knowles at skynet.be>
> To: gagel at cnc.bc.ca
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] Uncaught bounces
> Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 18:45:09 +0200
> At 8:06 AM -0700 2004/06/01, Kevin W. Gagel wrote:
>>  What information do the developers need to add detection for 
>>unknown automated
>>  messages?
>>  Where do I send that information?
>>  I am using Netwin's DMail package with their DRespond for automated
>>  messages. It adds a header is that all Mailman needs to know about?
>     The best thing would be to get Netwin to fix their software so 
> that it sends back RFC-compliant Delivery Status Notifications -- 
> Mailman already knows how to deal with those.  Indeed, most 
> mail-related programs on the Internet already know how to deal with 
> those, so by fixing this problem they'd make themselves much more 
> compatible with the entire rest of the world.
>     Otherwise, you need to take the bounce message format and write 
> some Python code to properly parse that, and then submit that code to
> the Mailman developers.
>Best regards,
>Support DMail                           

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