[Mailman-Users] Bounces not resetting...

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Aug 19 16:50:30 CEST 2009

John Withers wrote:
>I have a problem in that user's bounces aren't resetting. The
>bounce_info_stale after value seems to be being ignored. I have users
>who's last bounce was in 2005 and we have sent literally thousands of
>emails to them since then. Th bounce_info_stale_after value is 7. But
>they are still showing 10 bounces from 2005 and prior.
>Could anyone tell me why this would happen and how I might be able to
>prevent it in the future?

The stale bounce info is not reset until another bounce arrives. Thus,
old bounce info usually remains forever, but it does no harm. If a new
bounce arrives, the stale info will be forgotten and the user given a
score of 1 with the current date.

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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