[Mailman-Users] Why is Mailman still sending bounce messages?

Josh Berkus josh at agliodbs.com
Thu Nov 8 23:09:03 CET 2012

> I am guessing that what you are saying is these messages are queued in
> Postfix for addresses that give a Postfix retryable error. If you are
> saying something different, please clarify as to where they are queued
> and perhaps what their content is.


> If my guess is correct, what is happening is you have removed any
> bouncing members, so any subsequent bounces for current members are
> initial bounces. Thus, I am also guessing that bounce_processing is
> Yes, and bounce_score_threshold is <= 1.0 so that an initial bounce
> will trigger immediate removal of the member from the list, and your
> 98 messages are the goodbye messages sent to the removed members
> because the list's General Options -> send_goodbye_msg is Yes.

That's quite likely the correct explanation.  I will play with settings
and see if I can get bounce queuing down.

Josh Berkus
PostgreSQL Experts Inc.

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