[Mailman-Users] to verp or not to verp....
msapiro at value.net
Sun Oct 23 23:37:57 CEST 2005
Doc Schneider wrote:
>I need some suggestions/help with how to setup VERP wih MM 2.1.5 and
>I've read all the FAQs and they do help except they fail to give an
>example sendmail aliases entry if one is using VERP. I may have missed
>it and if so a pointer would be helpful.
That's because aliases don't change.
The local mailer accepts addresses of the form "user+detail", where the
"+detail" is not used for mailbox matching but is available to certain
local mail programs.
In other words, when the bounce is returned to
listname-bounces+membername=memberdomain at mailmandomain
the incoming sendmail will deliver it just as it would have if it were
listname-bounces at mailmandomain
so you don't need any special aliases other than the normal ones.
>The reason I want to use this is I've got a list with a whole boatload
>of AOL people on it and after getting reported as spam to AOL 16 times
>the other night--guy who did this just said he hit the wrong button--the
>list owner decided to just place her aol people on digest.. only there
>is no way to "personalize" the digests. And am now getting a few reports
>from aol's feedback loop that are this same list in the digest vesion,
>and of course now there is no way to figure out who is doing the reporting.
>If it were up to me I'd just ban all of aol from using the lists we run
>here... but guess that is not too realistic.
You're not alone in this. See for example the thread beginning at
>So, anyone have a recommendation and a snip of a properly done VERP
>entry from mm.cfg and (Sendmail) aliases.
In order to get VERP-like bounce reporting on digests, you need
VERP_DELIVERY_INTERVAL = 1
and as long as you're doing that, you might as well add
VERP_PASSWORD_REMINDERS = Yes
so essentially everything gets VERPed.
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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