[Mailman-Users] moving discarded emails to an archive somewhere

Adam McGreggor adam-mailman at amyl.org.uk
Wed Jan 21 18:58:37 CET 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:01:09AM -0600, Grant Taylor wrote:
> On 01/20/09 23:13, Luke Daly wrote:
> >Hi Guys is there a way to move discarded emails to another list? I 
> >have been asked if we can retain the emails that are discarded due 
> >to not having perms to send to the list be moved to another list for 
> >archiving purposes.
> Uh...
> I don't know of any mechanism in Mailman, or SMTP for that matter, that 
> will provide what you are wanting.  The closest that I can think of is 
> using something like a Procmail recipe that will attempt to deliver a 
> message in to Mailman and then attempt to deliver the message to your 
> ""archive if it fails to deliver the message to Mailman.

How about forward the mails discarded/rejected to admins option, and
thence using procmail/exim sieve/whatever to handle those mails to a new

(for good measure, i'd let spamassassin's reject bin end up there too,
until i had time to "fix the bug")

Absolutely futile exercise, in my view, though.

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