[Mailman-Users] Basic bounce processing question

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Nov 16 17:31:13 CET 2007

Michael Kabot wrote:
>Is there anyway to turn the bounce processing score feature off, prevent
>bounces from going back to list members, but still have bounce messages go
>the list owner?

You do this in the MTA. If the MTA has an alias like:

listname-bounces: "|/path/to/mail/mailman bounces listname"

You change it to

listname-bounces: "|/path/to/mail/mailman owner listname"

If the MTA uses some other kind of routing for Mailman, you do the
equivalent thing.

Note that bounces from RFC compliant MTAs will always be returned to
the listname-bounces address (the envelope sender). That address is
also put in Sender: and Errors-To: headers in the outgoing mail to
help non-compliant MTAs get it right. Still, there are non-compliant
MTAs that will return bounces to the From: or other header address.
There's nothing Mailman can do about that.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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