[Mailman-Users] Uncaught bounce notification: Why this message , I haven't sent Any mails

Barry Finkel b19141 at britaine.ctd.anl.gov
Mon Dec 17 17:20:16 CET 2007

kk CHN wrote:
>>I have  few mailing lists running  on Mailman(I am the list administrator
>>for these lists ) :  for the last few days I am getting a message regularly
>>with subject line   like this : Uncaught bounce notification
>>I havn't sent any mails to the address ("siif at boa-graphics.com")
>>still   I am receiving the "  Uncaught bounce notification "   email to my
>>list administration id && got annoyed How can I control this Or whats
>>happening here with my  mail system ?

and Mark Sapiro replied:

>Spammers or confused list members are sending mail to
>siif-bounces at boa-graphics.com or siif-admin at boa-graphics.com. These
>are addresses used by Mailman's automated bounce processing. When an
>ordinary message arrives at one of these addresses, Mailman can't
>parse it as a Delivery Status Notification and forwards it to the list
>You can't stop spammers from mailing to the address, but you can stop
>the notices by turning off bounce_unrecognized_goes_to_list_owner on
>the admin Bounce processing page.

We have a problem here where mail from a Mailman list is sent to
a BlackBerry device.  When the recipient does a "reply-all", one of
the reply recipients is the list -bounce address.  This appears to be a
bug in the BlackBerry MUA code, but we have not verified it with
BlackBerry, as we get our BlackBerry support from Nextel.
Barry S. Finkel
Computing and Information Systems Division
Argonne National Laboratory          Phone:    +1 (630) 252-7277
9700 South Cass Avenue               Facsimile:+1 (630) 252-4601
Building 222, Room D209              Internet: BSFinkel at anl.gov
Argonne, IL   60439-4828             IBMMAIL:  I1004994

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