[Mailman-Users] slightly OT: on not becoming a spam source

Dave Dewey ddewey at cyberthugs.com
Thu May 29 04:09:16 CEST 2008

Quoting David Newman (dnewman at networktest.com):

> One or more AOL subscribers is reporting posts to one of our mailing 
> lists as spam. Every time there's a post to this list, both we and our 
> upstream provider get a feedback report from AOL. This report provides 
> the message-ID for the offending email, but not the recipient's address.
> AOL claims I should be able to find the offended recipient(s) with just 
> the message-ID, but I do not believe they are correct about that. 
> grep'ing for the message-ID in maillog returns *all* of the ~250 
> recipients for each post.

Well, how many of those 250 use AOL email addresses?  That'll narrow
it down.  

> I would like to find which AOL user(s) are complaining and unsubscribe 
> them.
> One method would be to write a script that sends an individual email 
> containing a unique ID to each subscriber, and see if AOL sends feedback 
> complaint(s) for those.

This is probably one way.  

Another is to enable VERP for your outgoing messages, this allows
you to track the message ID to the individual user.


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