[Mailman-Users] question aabout bounces..

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat Sep 12 05:46:42 CEST 2009

Khalil Abbas wrote:
>thanks alot for the explanation, but actually I got confused alittle, is it about the automatic bounce processing? i.e. the messages that got bounced back or is it about the actual delivery of messages?? means if something is wrong then the messages are not being delivered correctly to the list??

These are all messages sent to the LIST-bounces at ... addresses. Ideally,
they are all Delivery Status Notifications (bounces of list mail), but
it's likely some are just spam sent to that address, and some are
possibly replies to list messages sent from brain-dead MUAs that reply
to Sender: instead of From: or Reply-To:.

They are all messages that will be handled by automated bounce
processing and either recognized and scored or possibly forwarded to
the list owner as unrecognized bounces.

If you are concerned about what they actually are, you can always look
at them with Mailman's bin/dumpdb.

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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