[Mailman-Users] Unsubscribe after just one hard bounce

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Oct 5 00:26:08 CEST 2008

Edward Salm, PhD wrote:

>bounce_score_threshold = 1.0
>bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings = 0
>It's been 24 hours and the bogus user is still there.

Since it's been 24 hours, and since my advice to set
bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings = 0 was sent less than 5 hours ago, I
conclude that this member bounced and had delivery disabled before you
set bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings = 0.

As I explain below, once the member's delivery has been disabled by
bounce, cron/disabled won't unsubscribe that member until
bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings_interval days have elapsed since the

If you want to unsubscribe this member now, run

  cron/disabled -f -l listname

Now that you have set bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings = 0, any members
whose delivery bounces in the future will be immediately unsubscribed.

>On 10/4/08 3:04 PM, "Mark Sapiro" <mark at msapiro.net> wrote:
>> Edward Salm, PhD wrote:
>>> Do you mean that setting bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings to 0 should do the
>>> trick?
>>> Well, I ran a test, using a bogus email address, and it has not. The address
>>> is still in the membership list, with nomail checked, reason [b].
>> I am saying that if bounce_score_threshold <= 1.0 and
>> bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings = 0  at the time that mail is sent to
>> a member and that mail bounces, the member will be immediately
>> unsubscribed.
>> Perhaps this member already had delivery disabled by bounce when you
>> set bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings = 0. Even if this was the case,
>> the member should be removed by cron/disabled after just
>> bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings_interval days.
>> In fact, even if bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings > 0, the members will
>> be removed after (bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings_interval X
>> bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings) days as long as cron/disabled is
>> being run daily.

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

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