[Mailman-Users] Removing Disabled List Members

John W. Baxter jwblist at loricamail.com
Wed Feb 22 00:21:05 CET 2006

On 2/21/06 1:29 PM, "Mark Sapiro" <msapiro at value.net> wrote:

> David Andrews wrote:
>> I was under the impression, which may be wrong, that when a list
>> subscription was disabled due to bounces, then a period of time
>> passed, without the subscription being renewed by the user, that
>> his/her address was automatically removed from the list.
>> Am I wrong.  This isn't happening with my system.  I run some 80
>> lists, many of which are years old, so these things are starting to add up.
> Your impression is correct, BUT it depends on appropriate settings for
> bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings and
> bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings_interval, i.e. they should both be
> reasonably small numbers - normal defaults are 3 warnings at 7 day
> intervals.
> It also depends on the user's delivery status being 'disabled by
> bounce' and it depends on the daily cron/disabled job being run.

And if the lists are "years old" and originated with Mailman 2.0.x, the
addresses disabled for bouncing during the lists' 2.0.x era are not called
out as such, as the disable reason was added in 2.1.  I believe all this is
correct:  it is from memory (of things I no longer care about).


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