[Mailman-Users] Bounce handling is not user-friendly.

David Ingamells david.ingamells at mapscape.eu
Wed Sep 10 07:30:12 CEST 2008

Please act on the following 2 points below as enhancements to MailMan.

These arise from my membership of the bazaar mailing list.
I am getting "Your membership in the mailing list bazaar has been 
disabled due to excessive bounces" messages regularly (every week) now. 
Curiously, up to the time of the excessive bounce message I don't miss 
any emails that failed to arrive from the mailing list. I have spoken to 
our sysadmin and he knows nothing about any bounces from our mail 
server. It is very annoying as I don't know what I can do about it with 
the information available to me. Furthermore I miss messages to the 
mailing list between the time that the membership is disabled until the 
time I can act upon the message. It also happened while I was on holiday 
and my membership almost got deleted.

1) Can you adapt mailman to support first sending a warning and allow 
the member a little time (e.g. a day) to react before the heavy-handed 
action of disabling the membership?

2) Can you you adapt mailman to send an example of (at least the header 
of) a bounced email with the message? Without this information I don't 
know how I can stop them as I don't know what, who or where the bounce 
is happening.


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