[Mailman-Users] how to tell if messages are being received?

Sally K. Scheer winerat at villagecorner.com
Wed May 10 15:22:20 CEST 2006

That's what I was afraid of. I just don't want to be annoying to people and
hoped there might be a way to tell if it was time to remove a name from the
list (other than bounce counting).
Sally Scheer

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dragon" <dragon at crimson-dragon.com>
To: "Sally K. Scheer" <winerat at villagecorner.com>
Cc: <Mailman-Users at python.org>
Sent: Tuesday, May 09, 2006 2:41 PM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] how to tell if messages are being received?

> Sally K. Scheer sent the message below at 10:17 5/9/2006:
> >I have an announce-only mailing list I've just moved from majordomo to
> >mailman during a change of hosts. I mass subscribed the people who had
> >on our list in majordomo and got a bunch of unsubscribe requests right
> >that. Made me wonder how many people might be just dumping our messages
> >filtering them out or their ISPs (especially AOL and Hotmail) are marking
> >them SPAM and never delivering them to my subscribers. Is there any way,
> >short of a return receipt request on the message, to find out where
> >are actually going?
> ---------------- End original message. ---------------------
> Nope, there sure isn't.
> And even return receipt isn't foolproof as users can refuse to send
> them. Not that it would be a good or responsible way of determining
> There is really nothing you can do about how users utilize your list.
> Those who want it will try to make sure they get it. Those who don't
> will either unsubscribe or filter it out.
> Dragon
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