[Mailman-Users] Keep getting empty bounces
msapiro at value.net
Sat Mar 25 03:22:32 CET 2006
Chris Mason wrote:
>I have setup some new lists on a new server and the lists seem to work
>fine, users get the mail, all is well.
>However, after every post to the lists, I get loads of messages from
>mailman-bounces at mylistserver.com to the mylist-admin at mylistserver.com
I assume that's a typo; they should be addressed to
mylist-owner at mylistserver.com.
>with the subject "Uncaught bounce notification", and there is an
>attachment. However, the attachment, named ForwardedMessage.eml, is
>always blank, not even a subject, no headers, nothing. I have no idea
>what is causing this. Any suggestions?
I think your MUA (mail reader) is not showing you what's there. The
unrecognized bounce notice from Mailman does have the notice attached
as a message/rfc822 part, but the name ForwardedMessage.eml is made up
by your MUA; it is not in the notice.
If you can, look at the raw source of these messages, and see what you
Since the messages come after posts are sent, they are almost certainly
responses to the posts. There has to be at least a Received: header in
the message delivered to the mylist-bounces address.
What's in the body of the notification message? It should be
The attached message was received as a bounce, but either the bounce
format was not recognized, or no member addresses could be extracted
from it. This mailing list has been configured to send all
unrecognized bounce messages to the list administrator(s).
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