[Mailman-Users] Bounce handling for invalid owner adresses

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Thu Nov 22 18:30:35 CET 2007

Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:
>we're using Mailman 2.1.9 for about 800 lists and or the most part we're 
>very happy with it. However, with such a number of lists it's hard to keep 
>track of lists that might not be used anymore. Sometimes we have lists with 
>no subscribers, but more often we find that owner's addresses don't exist 
>anymore. Currently Mailman just ignore bounces from owner addresses. I 
>would like to see bounce handling foor those addresses similar to the 
>existing regular bounce handling. One idea would be to send an alert to the 
>mailman list if a specified number of bounces has accumulated for an owner 

Actually, Mailman's intent is to send list-owner bounces to the site
list (mailman list) owner, but the current code doesn't work. I
discovered this recently when fixing another problem
The fix for list-owner bounces is complicated, and I haven't done it
yet, but I will try to do something for Mailman 2.1.10.

Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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