[Mailman-Users] bounces not working

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Sat May 14 16:32:42 CEST 2011

Ludo Joosen wrote:
>I have set up a number of mailing lists for internal communication in our
>school and everything looks fine, only I (list owner) do not get any mention
>when a particular address cannot be reached or is running out of mailbox
>space. Does anybody have any idea what I might be doing wrong?
>I expect this has to do with bounces settings???
>These are the settings I am using.

Your graphic (and HTML) were removed by this list's content filtering,
but your settings

bounce_processing: Yes
bounce_score_threshold: 1.0
bounce_info_stale_after: 7
bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings: 3
bounce_you_are_disabled_warnings_interval: 7
bounce_unrecognized_goes_to_list_owner: Yes
bounce_notify_owner_on_disable: Yes
bounce_notify_owner_on_removal: Yes

are fine. The user's delivery should be disabled on the first bounce
and she will be sent three warnings at 7 day intervals and then

What do you see in Mailman's 'bounce' and 'smtp-failure' logs? What do
you see in the MTA's logs?

What Mailman version is this? If it is 2.1.5 or if VERP_PROBES = Yes in
mm_cfg.py or if other VERP settings are enabled in mm_cfg.py, can your
MTA properly handle the VERPed addresses?

Do you have appropriate aliases for the LIST-bounces at ... addresses?

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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