[Mailman-Users] Uncaught bounce notification - Out-of-Office
Christopher X. Candreva
chris at westnet.com
Tue Jul 24 16:53:24 CEST 2007
On Tue, 24 Jul 2007, Barry Finkel wrote:
> Are there plans for Mailman to be able to intercept out-of-office
> replies and ignore them? Or is the format of the text too variable
> to be able to parse the OOO message?
I've solved this problem locally using a procmail rule, and I think the
method could be implemented in mailman itself if others thought it
worthwhile. I only send on to mailman messages that match
procmail's FROM_MAILER check, anything else is sent directly to a human.
My theory is if the message isn't from a mailer-daemon, than it probably
isn't a bounce.
For those not familiar with procmail, FROM_MAILER expands to a faily
complicated regex designed to catch mail from any mailer-daemon.
The aliases entry looks like this:
"|/usr/local/bin/procmail -m /etc/mail/listname-bounces.rc"
# Only send stuff from the mailer to mailman
| /home/mailman/mail/mailman bounces listname
#Everything else to a human
!listname-owner at westnet.com
Chris Candreva -- chris at westnet.com -- (914) 948-3162
WestNet Internet Services of Westchester
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