[Mailman-Users] Monthly Reminder Problem

Dennis Putnam dap1 at bellsouth.net
Tue May 10 15:24:16 CEST 2011

Thanks for the help. Should we take this off list, since this seems
unique, or do you think the list would be interested?

On 5/10/2011 9:15 AM, Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:
> * Dennis Putnam <dap1 at bellsouth.net>:
>> I have gotten some feedback from my list members. It seems no one got
>> the message although the log shows they all were accepted by my ISP. I'm
>> stuck.
> So you'll have to got the bcc route and find out WHAT PHRASE EXACTLY
> causes the mail to be stuck.
> I can help, since I find this highly interesting :)
>> On 5/10/2011 5:08 AM, Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:
>>> * Dennis Putnam <dap1 at bellsouth.net>:
>>>> As a followup, there is something definitely weird going on but I am
>>>> pretty sure it is not a mailman problem per se. I am still waiting for
>>>> some feedback from my list members but it appears that the problem is my
>>>> own email address.
>>> Very very odd. Meaning you're the only person NOT to receive the mails?
>>>> I can and do get other messages as both the list owner and a member but
>>>> not this particular one. However, as I said before, the message is
>>>> definitely being accepted by my ISP's mail server. This is probably
>>>> going to be one of those unsolvable problems with my ISP unless there
>>>> are other list members that did not receive the reminder.
>>>> Thanks for your help.
>>>> On 5/5/2011 10:05 AM, Ralf Hildebrandt wrote:
>>>>>>> Well, you can use:
>>>>>>> recipient_bcc_maps = hash:/etc/postfix/recipient_bcc_maps
>>>>>>> containing
>>>>>>> dap1 at bellsouth.net   someaccount at localhost
>>>>>>> then "postmap /etc/postfix/recipient_bcc_maps"
>>>>>>> which would then deliver a copy of EVERY mail sent to
>>>>>>> dap1 at bellsouth.net in copy to someaccount at localhost
>>>>>> Ohhhh! You meant in Postfix. I thought you were talking about mailman.
>>>>>> Interesting idea, I'll give it a try.
>>>>> All you THEN have to do is to coax mailman into actually sending such
>>>>> a mail :)
>>>>>>> Once you have a copy of the faulty mail at the mailbox for
>>>>>>> someaccount at localhost you can always do stuff like:
>>>>>>> cat themail.txt | sendmail -i -f mailman-bounces at bellsouth.net dap1 at bellsouth.net
>>>>>> Another good idea I didn't think of that I can try with any text. That
>>>>>> would at least confirm if from is the culprit.
>>>>> You can then use an editor to remove portions from, the email UNTIL it
>>>>> arrives at bellsouth! 
>>>>>> Thanks for the suggestions. I'll try them and get back if nothing
>>>>>> definitive shows up.
>>>>> Just let me know if you encounter any problems. I find this highly
>>>>> interesting :)

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