[Mailman-Users] Bounce list weirdness

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Wed Aug 24 02:51:14 CEST 2005

Sean Roe wrote:
>I am having a very strange problem with my mailman install, I keep 
>getting these emails and I have no idea how to stop them.  I have exim4 
>turned off as well as mailman unti I can figure this out we send out a 
>newsletter once a week to people interested in adoption and only one 
>user can send to the list but it seems that all the users are getting 
>this mail:

This is strange. Ordinarily, I would say that one of your list
subscribers uses the dropspam.com mail filtering service and the
"approval" message from dropspam.org in response to a received list
post is being sent back to the list and accepted for posting.

It seems that this scenario is somewhat correct except from the
contents of the "approval" message, the subscriber appears to be
emag at adoptionweek.com which appears to be the list posting address so
I'm confused as to what your setup actually is.

In any case, if you follow the suggestion in
and moderate everyone and post using "approved:", the dropspam.com
"approval" message won't make it through to the list.

>The headers are:
> From emag-bounces at mailman01.adoptionweek.com  Mon Aug 22 16:24:07 2005
>Return-Path: <emag-bounces at mailman01.adoptionweek.com>
>Received: from mailman01.adoptionweek.com (Debian-exim@[])
>        by mail.adoptionmedia.com (8.13.1/8.13.1) with ESMTP id 
>        (version=TLSv1/SSLv3 cipher=AES256-SHA bits=256 verify=NO)
>        for <collaboration at adoptionmedia.com>; Mon, 22 Aug 2005 16:24:05 
>Received: from [] (helo=mailman01.adoptionweek.com ident=mailman)
>        by mailman01.adoptionweek.com with esmtp (Exim 4.50)
>        id 1E7LPW-00034t-FM; Mon, 22 Aug 2005 16:08:58 -0700
>Received: from [] (helo=aac.dropspam.com)
>        by mailman01.adoptionweek.com with smtp (Exim 4.50)
>        id 1E5HGE-0004p3-57
>        for emag at mail.adoptionweek.com; Tue, 16 Aug 2005 23:18:50 -0700
>Received: (qmail 30295 invoked by uid 500); 17 Aug 2005 07:17:39 -0000
>Date: 17 Aug 2005 07:17:39 -0000
>Message-ID: <20050817071739.30294.qmail at aac.dropspam.com>
>To: emag at mailman01.adoptionweek.com
>Content-type: text/plain
>From: emag at mailman01.adoptionweek.com
>X-BeenThere: emag at mail.adoptionweek.com
>X-Mailman-Version: 2.1.6
>Precedence: list
>Reply-To: emag-owner at adoptionweek.com
>List-Id: <emag.mail.adoptionweek.com>
>List-Unsubscribe: <http://lists.adoptionweek.com/mailman/listinfo/emag>,
>        <mailto:emag-request at mail.adoptionweek.com?subject=unsubscribe>
>List-Archive: <http://lists.adoptionweek.com/mailman/private/emag>
>List-Post: <mailto:emag at mail.adoptionweek.com>
>List-Help: <mailto:emag-request at mail.adoptionweek.com?subject=help>
>List-Subscribe: <http://lists.adoptionweek.com/mailman/listinfo/emag>,
>        <mailto:emag-request at mail.adoptionweek.com?subject=subscribe>
>Sender: emag-bounces at mailman01.adoptionweek.com
>Errors-To: emag-bounces at mailman01.adoptionweek.com
>X-mail.adoptionmedia.com-MailScanner-Information: Please contact the ISP 
>for mor
>e information
>X-mail.adoptionmedia.com-MailScanner: Found to be clean
>X-MailScanner-From: emag-bounces at mail.adoptionweek.com
>Status: RO
>X-UID: 62598
>Here is a sample of the email:
>Dear emag at mail.adoptionweek.com,
>Please note, an immediate response is required to prevent your messages 
>from being automatically deleted.
>Your e-mail to emag at adoptionweek.com was NOT delievered.
>emag at adoptionweek.com is protected against viruses and spam by 
>www.dropspam.com, and all new senders are required to be authenticated 
>by clicking on the link below.
>Please follow this link to add yourself to the approved sender list of 
>emag at adoptionweek.com.
>Thank you!
>Block 100% of viruses and spam.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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