[Mailman-Users] bounces

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Tue May 4 05:19:48 CEST 2010

kalin m wrote:
>hi there...  wondering if fake email addresses in a mailman list can get 
>cleaned up with the bounces options. just testing with one and the mail 
>log says (correctly) it could not resolve the host. is this considered a 
>hard bounce by mailman?!

Is it considered a hard bounce by your MTA? I.e. is it a 5xx or a 4xx
status. That's what determines whether Mailman consideres it a bounce
or not.

>i have enabled the bounce processing, the 
>maximum bounce score is 1.0, the bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings are 
>set to 0 expecting immediate removal. now that i sent a couple of test 
>messages out that fake address is still in the members list. what needs 
>to happened?

Your MTA needs to return a 5xx for the recipient to Mailman during SMTP
or to send a 5xx DSN to listname-bounces.

Is the message still queued and being retried in the MTA, or is it
still being retried by Mailman?

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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