[Mailman-Users] many "Subscription disabled" messages after movinglist to new server

Andrew Watson andrew.b.watson at nasa.gov
Wed Jan 13 01:07:31 CET 2010


I independently tested one of the offending addresses, and it bounced.
So perhaps they really are bad.
I looked in the bounce log on the old server, and this same address bounced many times, but bounce info got reset often.

The new bounce log has many messages, largely about resetting stale bounce info, and then about bounces. Consistent with bounce processing for a list starting out with many bad addresses.

Are the configuration data stored in a readable file? I could go back to the old server and find out what bounce options I used there.


On Jan 12, 2010, at 1:23 PM, Mark Sapiro wrote:

> Andrew Watson wrote:
>> I recently moved a list to a new host, but retained the domain name.
>> After many travails, and help from this list, I got my list working.
>> After about a week of function, I am suddenly getting many "Subscription disabled" messages (about 10% of the 4411 subscribers, so far, but still growing as I write).
>> It is possible that these are legitimate, and these really are bad addresses, and that in the move of the list my bounce processing options changed to be more stringent. Current they are:
>> bounce_processing=Yes
>> bounce_score_threshold= 5.0
>> bounce_info_stale_after=7
>> bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings=5
>> bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings_interval=7
>> bounce_unrecognized_goes_to_list_owner=no
>> bounce_notify_owner_on_disable=yes
>> bounce_notify_owner_on_removal=yes
>> But it seems likely that this is bogus, and good addresses are being disabled (especially if this grows to 100% of subscribers!)
>> Has anyone experienced a similar problem?
> bounce_notify_owner_on_disable=yes so you should get a notice for each
> disable containing a copy of the triggering DSN. What does it say?
> Does it look legitimate?
> Also, what if anything do you see in Mailman's smtp-failure log?
> -- 
> 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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