[Mailman-Users] Question about rejection messages.

Barry S. Finkel bsfinkel at att.net
Tue Jul 1 17:42:13 CEST 2014

On 7/1/2014 6:50 AM, Robert Heller wrote:
> I am the site admin of a server that hosts a bunch of Mailman lists and on the
> 1st of the month Mailman sends out its monthly reminder messages.  Some of
> these messages are bouncing.  Some are *obviously* for people who have changed
> E-Mail providers (the bunces say 'User Unknown' or 'Mailbox full').  But some
> have 'odd' rejection reasons and I wonder what it really going on.
> Comcast is bouncing with the message:
>      reason: 554 Transaction Failed Spam Message not queued.
> Is this Comcast's way of 'hiding' the fact that the E-Mail address is no
> longer valid? That is, does Comcast consider E-Mail to unknown users spam?

My interpretation of the message is this - Comcast, for some unstated
reason, thinks that this mail is spam, so it is not going to accept
the message.  Without seeing the exact mail that was being sent,
I cannot tell what Comcast might have thought objectionable.

--Barry Finkel

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