[Mailman-Users] Missing password reminders

Allan Hansen hansen at rc.org
Thu Jan 13 10:05:10 CET 2011

I increased the logging level of the SMTP service and requested reminders for
a couple of people that complained that they didn't get them. The logs
shows that
the messages are sent. I ask them then to let me know if they receive these
I guess that if they don't, they need to complain to their respective
service providers.
If they do, I'll see what happens next month when the big batch is sent out.

Thank you for your (apparently) tireless presence,


At 8:43 AM -0800 1/12/11, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>Allan Hansen wrote:
>>I run Mailman 2.1.13 under Mac OS X Server 10.5.8. The mail delivery works
>>fine (so far), but some of my subscribers insist that they are not getting
>>the password reminders. One uses Google Mail, another Earthlink, so it's
>>not provider specific. They assure me that the password reminder is not in
>>their spam folder. The lists have password reminders turned on and the
>>users have password reminders turned on. For the users that complain, I
>>don't have bounces resulting from the reminders. Other users of the same
>>lists get password reminders just fine.
>Just a couple of remarks in addition to Larry Stone's advice.
>Password reminders are sent from the site (mailman) list. In Mailman
>2.1.13, bounces of messages from the site list are sent to the
>owner(s) of the site list and not processed automatically. If the site
>list owner is not a deliverable address whose mail you receive, you
>won't see any password reminder bounces.
>Some ISPs may filter or even discard password reminders. They can be
>seen as spam because of the very large number of similar messages
>being sent at one time. Services like Vipul's Razor
><http://razor.sourceforge.net/> and Pyzor
><http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/pyzor/> will generally flag password
>Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
>San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

Allan Hansen
P.O Box 2423
Cypress, CA 90630
hansen at rc.org

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