[Mailman-Users] Fwd: BCC and bounces

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Wed Sep 30 20:49:41 CEST 2015

On 09/30/2015 04:36 AM, Borja Riesgo Juan wrote:
> Thank you. i put something below:

> The FAQ article at <http://wiki.list.org/x/4030685> explains how to set
> up such a list.
> --> I did it. i want only two users to write to the list. how can i do
> for set-reply_goes_to_list? how can i do to reply to the user that
> write the mail?

I understood that you wanted reply_goes_to_list to be "Explicit address"
and reply_to_address to be your address so that replies to list posts go
to you. You may also want first_strip_reply_to = Yes

This is covered in the above FAQ under "How to set an announcement list
to reply to a contact address:"

If you want to reply to the poster who is unauthorized, that poster
should be either a moderated member of the list or a non-member.

If you set Privacy options... -> Sender filters ->
member_moderation_action to Reject the moderated member gets a rejection
notice containing the text in member_moderation_notice. This is covered
in the above FAQ under "How to restrict the list so only authorized
persons can post:"

For non-members, the same is accomplished with generic_nonmember_action
and nonmember_rejection_notice.

Posting to the list is also covered in the above FAQ.

> This address is used as the envelope sender and as the Sender: and
> Errors-To: header addresses to enable bounced mail to be returned to the
> listname-bounces address for Mailman's automated bounce processing.
> --> i imagine that i  cannot delete it. is there any possibility? I
> don´t like this. i try to disable mailman's automated bounce
> processing and the list is still there.

The only way to do this is by modifying the source code and your isp
does not give you sufficient access to do that.

Note that it was your ISP that suggested you use Mailman for this. I
think that a properly configured announcement list will do most if not
all of what you need. If you don't think Mailman is a viable solution
because of the exposure of the listname-bounces address by some mail
clients, you need to negotiate with your ISP to install a later version
which allows you to suppress the Sender: header or to provide some other

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