[Mailman-Users] does mailman ever automatically delete an expired email address?

Jane Frizzell jfrizzel at bates.edu
Thu Mar 10 17:41:48 CET 2011

Does mailman ever delete members from lists automatically for any 
reason? One of the owners of one of our lists (only 1 list seems to have 
been affected) recently reported that he had lost 100 users from his 
list. They were removed, not just marked as nomail. A primary look at 
some of the names lost. show that the addresses were no longer valid 
email addresses. The addresses would have expired about 6-8 months ago. 
The message he got as he was the owner, one message per address was:

----- Forwarded message from mailman-bounces at lists.bates.edu -----
    Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 09:00:05 -0500
    From: mailman-bounces at lists.bates.edu
Reply-To: mailman-bounces at lists.bates.edu
 Subject: batesbuild unsubscribe notification
      To: batesbuild-owner at lists.bates.edu

username at bates.edu has been removed from batesbuild.

Thank you.  Jane

Jane Frizzell		Network Services Administrator
Bates College Information and Library Services
jfrizzel at bates.edu	786-6457	110 Russell St

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