[Mailman-Users] Setting bounce_notify_owner_on_disable not working

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Jun 20 16:58:18 CEST 2012

Willy Janssen wrote:
>One user of a small mailing list was set to "no mail", reason: "B -- 
>Delivery was disabled by the system due to excessive bouncing from the 
>member's address". Ok, that's fine. The problem is that I, the list 
>administrator, got no notification although 
>"bounce_notify_owner_on_disable" is set.
>Any explanation?

Is mail to LISTNAME-owner delivered?

Check Mailman's bounce log to find when the disable occurred. Then
check Mailman's smtp log at the same timestamp to see if there is a
pair of entries similar to

Jun 17 12:53:46 2012 (8882)
<mailman.200.1339962825.8880.listname at example.com> smtp to listname
for 1 recips, completed in 0.024 seconds

Jun 17 12:53:51 2012 (8882)
<mailman.200.1339962825.8880.listname at example.com> smtp to listname
for N recips, completed in 0.025 seconds

Note the mailman generated message id. the first is the message to
listname-owner and the second is the resend to the N owners and

Also check the MTA logs.

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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