[Mailman-Users] Are edits to data/aliases preserved

Jeffrey Goldberg jeffrey at goldmark.org
Wed Apr 11 00:04:27 CEST 2007

On Apr 10, 2007, at 3:45 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> Making the listname-bounces alias go to both 'bounces' and 'owner' is
> probably the most convenient way for the owner to see every bounce.

OK.  That is what I will do then.

> With list settings, you can see unrecognized bounces and those bounces
> that cause a disable, but the normal bounces that are recognized as
> such but do not cause a disable

Yes.  I did see that.

> (i.e. are not the bounce that puts the
> score over the threshold) will not be seen unless you either modify
> the code or do something with the alias as you suggest.

I'm interested in doing this for a very low frequency announce-only  
list with less than 300 members.  So while I'm happy to have mailman  
do its bounce processing, there really is no configuration for it  
that will do the job needed.  A human (me) will need to look at each  

I now see that I can get the bounce information from bin/dumpdb lists/ 
listname/config.pck, so I can look through my mail logs and see if  
that gives me a clue for the reason for the bounce.

> As far as the edit surviving changes is concerned, it will as long as
> you don't run Mailman's bin/genaliases. Normal addition or deletion of
> lists only adds or removes stanzas to/from the data/aliases file, but
> bin/genaliases rebuilds it from scratch.

Thanks.  I might move or disable genaliases since I'm bound to forget  
this tidbit years from now.



Jeffrey Goldberg                        http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/

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