[Mailman-Users] Editing the from address on mailman autoresponse

Gretchen Stanton gstanton at qrc.com
Sun May 29 20:12:38 CEST 2005

Ah.  Right.  Of course.

And given the amount of garbage that comes to this mailing list, what you 
describe is really what they want even tho they don't know it.

Hmm.  I will have to reconsider my options.

Thanks again.

At 01:34 PM 5/29/2005, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>Gretchen Stanton wrote:
> >
> >It is quite possible that I am misunderstanding the intended 
> functionality of
> >this feature.  I just need a reply sent to everyone who send to the list 
> that
> >says we'll get back to them.  Currently when I send a message to the 
> list, I
> >get the auto-response back from jobs2-bounces at aurora.qrc.com with the
> >appropriate response text I entered and the message is delivered to the 
> list
> >subscribers.  Doesn't seem like anything bounced to me which is why I 
> did not
> >think that the 'bounces' tag made sense.
>I think your understanding of the autoresponse feature is OK. The
>sending of the autoresponse from the -bounces address is not because
>any bounce has been involved yet. It is to handle the case where the
>autoresponse itself might bounce. You don't want this bounce to go to
>the list posting address, you want it to go to the -bounces address so
>it can be properly handled as a bounce.
>Consider what might happen if I have set the typical "out of office"
>responder on my address, I post to your list, your autoresponse comes
>back to me and my autoresponse goes back to you. Do you want that to
>go to your list? Suppose further your autoresponder has no grace
>period. You send me a second autoresponse in response to my
>autoresponse and I autorespond to that ...
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