[Mailman-Users] Redirect all -bounce emails

Tom Kavanaugh tomnaugh at gmail.com
Tue Mar 7 01:57:20 CET 2006

Hi Mark,

> My best guess here is that unix_sysadmin-bounces at name.com is a member
of the mailman at name.com list.

Yes, that was correct. And hence the mails were getting into a bounce loop.
I have removed unix_sysadmin-bounces at name.com from mailman at name.com.

I was soooo stupid to do it in the first place, but this was a great
learning for me.
All is good now.


On 2/23/06, Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net> wrote:
> Tom Kavanaugh wrote:
> >
> >I modified the Mailman/Handlers/SMTPDirect.py per you suggestions.
> >The unix_sysadmin-bounce emails now get redirected to mailman at name.com
> >That is the good part.
> >
> >But what is happening now is that the mailman server keeps spitting out
> >these emails to the mailman mail list. Every few minutes I am bomarded
> with
> >these emails from the mailman mail list. The relevant contents are:
> You asked how to redirect bounces to the mailman at name.com address (the
> posting address for the site list) and that's what's happening.
> >Reporting-MTA: dns; utc80.name.com
> >Received-From-MTA: DNS; localhost
> >Arrival-Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:13:39 -0800 (PST)
> >
> >Final-Recipient: RFC822; unix_sysadmin-bounces at name.com
> ><unix_sysadmin-bounces at am.necel.com>
> >Action: failed
> >Status: 5.1.1
> >Remote-MTA: DNS; mailhost.name.com
> >Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 550 5.1.1 <unix_sysadmin-bounces at name.com>
> ><unix_sysadmin-bounces at am.necel.com>... User
> >=09unknown
> >Last-Attempt-Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2006 16:13:39 -0800 (PST)
> >
> >
> >
> >Seems that the mailman server (utc80) is re-trying to send to
> >unix_sysadmin-bounces at name.com, although it knows that this is an unknown
> >user.
> Mailman doesn't know anything about what addresses are or are not
> deliverable, and since you have effectively disabled automatic bounce
> processing, it can never find out.
> My best guess here is that unix_sysadmin-bounces at name.com is a member
> of the mailman at name.com list. If that's not it, I don't know what is.
> Does that notice contain a copy of the original message? if so, what
> is it? Or does it keep growing as the same bounce keeps rebouncing?
> This is an interesting issue. Every message from the mailman at name.com
> list had better be deliverable or you will get a bounce loop.
> --
> 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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