[Mailman-Users] mailman-loop question

Christopher Adams adamsca at gmail.com
Mon Jul 20 19:37:54 CEST 2009

Since upgrading to Mailman 2.1.12, the system has been generating
dozens of messages similar to the one below. Prior to the upgrade, I
did not see these sent from mailman-loop. I checked the mailman
aliases and see the entry for it:

# The ultimate loop stopper address
mailman-loop: /usr/local/mailman/data/owner-bounces.mbox

An example of the messages:

From: mailman-loop at mydomain.com; on behalf of; Mail Delivery System
[MAILER-DAEMON at mydomain.com]

      Subject:	Staying healthy is easy
      Sent:	7/20/2009 10:08 AM

The following recipient(s) could not be reached:

     joe.blow at wherever.com on 7/20/2009 10:08 AM
            Failed (host mail.system.com[xxx.xxx.xxx.xx] said: 550
5.1.1 <joe.blow at wherever.com>... User unknown (in reply to RCPT TO

What specifically is  mailman-loop supposed to do and is this just a
coincidence that I am getting them after the upgrade? I commented out
the alias and restarted mailman, yet the message continue to be

Christopher Adams
adamsca at gmail.com

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