[Mailman-Users] mailman-loop question

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jul 21 02:45:30 CEST 2009

Christopher Adams wrote:

>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

The mailman-loop alias has nothing to do with this message and you
shouldn't remove it. It is there to prevent bounce loops should THIS
message bounce.

The messages are bounces of password reminders. This changed in 2.1.11.
for more detail.

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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