[Mailman-Users] Uncaught bounce notifications

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Thu Dec 1 11:33:25 CET 2005

At 9:34 AM -0500 2005-11-30, Darren G Pifer wrote:

>       Also, is there a way to avoid user's replying to
>  listname-bounce at list.odu.edu? We would, of course, prefer that
>  subscribers to reply to listname at list.odu.edu but the bounce address is
>  the one that mailman uses when sending the mail out.

	The user can do whatever they want, or whatever their software 
allows them to do.  It sounds like some misconfigured software is 
setting them up to reply to listname-bounce instead of listname, but 
short of setting a reply-to header (see 
for why this is strongly discouraged), I don't think you're going to 
be able to "fix" a user problem by making changes on the server.

	In short, if a patient goes to the doctor and complains that it 
hurts when they do a certain thing in a certain way, it is not at all 
unusual for the doctor to inform them to stop doing that thing in 
that way.

Brad Knowles, <brad at stop.mail-abuse.org>

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