[Mailman-Users] Google distribution list as list admin

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sun Oct 24 20:58:43 CEST 2010

Jon Gardner wrote:

>I have a list admin who is using a Google distribution list as the admin email for a Mailman list. Whenever Mailman sends an administrative email, the Google server responds thus:
>>> Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:
>>>  <email address of Google distribution list>
>>> Technical details of permanent failure:
>>> Bounce messages should not be posted to a mailinglist.
>Apparently Google is misinterpreting the From/Return-Path address of "mailman-bounces at ..." as a bounce. Has anyone else run into this issue? Obviously the workaround is to not use a Google distribution list as a Mailman list admin, but I'd sorta like to figure out a real fix.

If Google is misinterpreting the envelope sender (Return-Path) as
meaning the message is a bounce DSN, that is Google's problem and up
to Google to fix.

If Google is looking at the Sender: header, see the FAQ at
<http://wiki.list.org/x/RoA9>, particularly the 2.1.14 note at the

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