[Mailman-Users] cleaning up dead addresses
daevid at daevid.com
Sun Jun 11 04:39:16 CEST 2006
Yeah, except the problem is that most servers just silently "accept" on
behalf of that person. Ever get a bounce back from hotmail, AOL, or any
other big ISP? NO.
This is _exactly_ why I asked for a "re-confirm subscription" request.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailman-users-bounces+daevid=daevid.com at python.org
> [mailto:mailman-users-bounces+daevid=daevid.com at python.org]
> On Behalf Of Patrick Bogen
> Sent: Friday, June 09, 2006 11:10 AM
> To: Mark Sapiro
> Cc: mailman-users at python.org
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] cleaning up dead addresses
> On 6/8/06, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
> > >I was reviewing one of my lists today and recognize
> several email addresses
> > >for recipients who are long since moved, and whose
> addresses are likely
> > >dead.
> > >
> > >How does Mailman manage these?
> > In accord with the settings on the list admin Bounce
> processing page.
> To be a bit more precise, the way this works is that Mailman goes
> ahead and sends messages to these addresses. If the bounce (that is,
> the remove server sends a message back saying that the original
> message was undeliverable), bounce processing takes over. In general,
> after some number of bounces occur (not on the same day) within some
> time period, the account will be disabled, and eventually deleted.
> - Patrick Bogen
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