[Mailman-Users] Ddelivery status not sent to Mailman

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Sep 14 20:10:05 CEST 2012

Futchko, Rose wrote:
>I have some users sending messages to lists of which they are subscribed
>to and they successfully deliver, but there are some email users
>deliveries that fail and that delivery status is sent back to them (the
>sender) rather than the MAILMAN list owner. 

This is probably not something you can do anything about. Mailman sends
messages with the envelope from LISTNAME-bounces at example.com, or if
VERPed, LISTNAME-bounces+recipient=example.net at example.com. bounces
(DSNs) should be returned to this address where they are processed by
Mailman according to the list's bounce processing settings.

What you are seeing is some MTA in the delivery path to the recipient
is returning a DSN to the poster (i.e. the address in a From: or
perhaps Reply-To: header) rather than to the envelope sender. The
misconfiguration or more likely, just plain brokenness, is in this MTA
which serves the intended recipient and is probably not under your
control. Short of reporting this to the admins of the MTA that
generated the DSN, there's little if anything you can do.

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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