[Mailman-Users] Bouncing

Brad Knowles brad at stop.mail-abuse.org
Tue Jun 21 19:47:59 CEST 2005

At 2:37 PM +0100 2005-06-21, PeteBell wrote:

>  2. Is there a way to get a report sent to me by the Mailman software
>  each day listing everyone who is currently bouncing?

	At a list admin level?  No.

	Site administrators could install log processing software and 
have a summary sent to them on a daily basis.  But there is nothing 
you can do at the list admin level.  See also 

>  (I do *NOT* want to trawl the logs to try to decipher a load of
>  gobbledygook which seems completely unintelligible to me - I want an
>  email listing the bouncers in plain English (US English acceptable!)).

	Doesn't exist.  Sorry!

>  3. Is there also a way to make it so that the "mailmain-
>  bounces at xxx.com" address ONLY sends messages that are to do with
>  bounces? It's not very helpful when all sorts of other admin stuff
>  come from an address called "mailman-BOUNCES"!

	That address is used to send stuff, so that if/when those 
messages result in bounces, those bounces will be sent back to the 
appropriate address to process the bounces.

	The address used doesn't tell you anything whatsoever about the 
nature of the messages you're being sent.  It's not like all bounces 
are sent from the -bounces address, all warnings are sent from the 
-warnings address, or anything like that.

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

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