[Mailman-Users] Bounce issues with Yahoo
haroldp at sierraweb.com
Thu Mar 2 21:16:26 CET 2006
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>>> Like most people who've been running mailing lists for 20+ years, I
>>> have strong opinions about list policy. Please address the mechanism
>>> I asked for instead of seeking to discuss the policy issues.
>> You have a policy problem with your MTA, not your MLM.
> Which part of "I don't think we should talk about the policy issues"
> do you not understand? Please stop wasting your own time.
Hey don't do what you are complaining about others doing. I understand
you got some crummy replies, but take a moment to understand what I am
saying. It was meant to be constructive.
Do you really have a *policy* to accept messages that you will never
deliver, save them to disk, and then generate reject messages for them?
Or is that simply the way your MTA+MLM is configured by default? Is
that *policy* really any different from your standpoint, from rejecting
undeliverable messages during SMTP?
Real users who send from the wrong email account, for example, would
still have their messages returned to them either way. The only
difference is that the bounce will be generated by their MTA, and not
yours. You can still include the reason the message was rejected.
Junk from spammers will never land on your disks, you will not be
flooding yahoo users with incomprehensible "reject" notices for stuff
they didn't send, or annoying yahoo.com's postmaster with a blizzard of
messages to non-existant accounts.
It would not be inconsistent with your current MLM policy. It is
simply a better mechanism for implementing it, a better MTA policy, and
better netizenship to boot.
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