[Mailman-Users] Administrator Notification question

Mark Sapiro msapiro at value.net
Fri Oct 26 19:40:22 CEST 2007

Jim Park wrote:

> I have yet another functionality question.  If I subscribe a bad email 
>address to a list, it doesn't bounce the welcome message to the list 
>administrator so I have no way of knowing that it wasn't a valid 
>address.  Is that the expected behavior? And can tweak any settings to 
>change this behavior?

The welcome message like all list mail is sent with envelope from (and
Sender: and Errors-To:) the listname-bounces address for automated
bounce processing.

If you want bounces to go to the owner instead you can redirect the
listname-bounces address to listname-owner in the MTA.

You can also adjust bounce processing settings so the first bounce
causes a disable and the owner is notified.

If this is only an occasional thing, you could check Mailman's bounce
log or the user's options page after subscribing a user to see if a
bounce was recorded (it may take up to 15 minutes after the bounce is
received for it to be recorded).

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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