[Mailman-Users] Monthly Reminder Problem

Ralf Hildebrandt Ralf.Hildebrandt at charite.de
Tue May 10 22:52:55 CEST 2011

* Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>:

> As I understand it, Mailman delivers outgoing mail via a local Postfix
> which in turn relays all mail through your own ISP
> (mail.bellsouth.net). The problem you see is that monthly password
> reminders, and only monthly password reminders get discarded somewhere
> between mail.bellsouth.net and the recipients.

> There are two things unique about password reminders:
> 1) They are sent from the 'mailman' site list and thus have envelope
> from mailman-bounces at ... Most other mail is from a non-site list and
> has envelope from listname-bounces where listname is not mailman. You
> mentioned in your first post that mailman-bounces doesn't exist. Why
> not? 'mailman is a list and has a full set of 10 mailman*@...
> addresses just like any other list. These should all be deliverable.

> 2) They are ubiquitous - so much so that in some circles, the first of
> the month is known as "Mailman day". This can cause some spam filters
> to flag reminders as spam.

Also, they contain phishing like phrasing.

Ralf Hildebrandt
  Geschäftsbereich IT | Abteilung Netzwerk
  Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  Campus Benjamin Franklin
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