[Mailman-Users] Your membership in the mailing list XYZ has beendisabled due to excessive bounces

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Sun Sep 11 19:16:56 CEST 2005

James wrote:

> I got unsubscribed from my own list because of "Your membership in the 
>mailing list XYZ has been disabled due to excessive bounces". I don't get 
>it. I didn't send any emails to the list so how could there be any 
>'excessive bounces'.
> Two questions:
> 1) Why am I getting this message?

Because mail from the list to your address was bounced back to Mailman
(at the listname-bounces at ... address). After enough bounces as
determined by the list's Bounce processing settings, your delivery was

>2) Is there any way to prevent and/or protect the list from this happening 

Find out why list mail to you is bouncing and correct the problem. You
may be able to see a returned bounce by setting
bounce_notify_owner_on_disable to Yes. This will cause Mailman to send
the triggering bounce to the owner, but since that's you, it may
bounce too.

You may ultimately have to use an address at a different ISP or mail
service if the problem is that your mail is being blocked and you
can't resolve it with the ISP/service.

You could also turn off automated bounce processing for the list.

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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