[Mailman-Users] slightly OT: on not becoming a spam source
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
> I would like to find which AOL user(s) are complaining and unsubscribe
> 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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