[Mailman-Users] Bounce notifications.

Timothy Park tim.park.mt at gmail.com
Thu May 28 20:21:16 CEST 2009


I'm sorry in advance if I'm not understanding Mailman's bounce notification
process, but here's my issue:  I've noticed that when a message bounces,
there are no notications to list owners.  I only stumbled upon this error
when we created a mailing list for a small group of developers, and one
wasn't receiving any email due to a problem with his mail server.  I had no
idea until he told me that he wasn't receiving our messages about a week
into the project.  When I checked Mailman's bounce log
(/var/log/mailmain/bounce), the erorr was there, and his bounce score was
1.0.  Is this the normal action of Mailman's bounce system? That is, to hold
off notifying the list owner of a bounce until the bounce score passes the
defined threshold?  If so, is there any way I can force bounce errors to be
delivered?  I tried disabling bounce processing, but that seems to just
discard bounced messages without a notification.  Some of our mailing lists
are "mission critical" where one person not receiving a message could be a
big deal, so if mailman could let us know when there is a delivery failure,
that would be wonderful (we wouldn't mind the extra email).  Thanks for your


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