[Mailman-Users] Putting back bounce unsubscribes?

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Oct 9 18:33:11 CEST 2015

On 10/09/2015 08:31 AM, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> We recently moved our Mailman server to a new location. During setup, we
> had some issues with mail that caused a large number of illegitimate
> bounces. Recently, these have resulted in Mailman auto-unsubscribing
> many users that are actually legitimate and don't normally bounce.
> Is there an efficient way to identify and resubscribe these? Is there a
> way to clear the bounce records from multiple lists so that we don't
> lose more users?

As far as identifying users who have been removed by bounce processing,
Mailman's bounce log has the info of what addresses were removed from
what lists. You could extract that and create input for Mailman's

If you have backups of the list's config.pck files from before the
unsubscribes, you might be able to use those to recover the user's
options and passwords, but otherwise those are gone.

As far as clearing bounce info, I refer you to my answer at
from the last time you asked this question.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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