[Mailman-Users] "Bounce action notification" emails for subscribes/unsubscribes

Terry . anon_777 at hotmail.com
Fri Aug 18 23:11:37 EDT 2017

Hi Mark, etc,

I’ve been a happy user of Mailman for years via a webhost on a shared server which runs cPanel.  I’m the list owner for various lists, and in general it’s been working well.  The current Mailman version the webhost have is 2.1.23.

But in recent months I’ve noticed that, as list owner, when I subscribe or unsubscribe someone, instead of just receiving an email with the subject:
    “<listname> subscription notification”
    “<listname> unsubscribe notification”
I receive an email with the subject:
    “Bounce action notification”
Which contains:

    “This is a Mailman mailing list bounce action notice:

        List:       Bro   [for example]

        Member:     mylistadminaddress at mydomain.com<mailto:mylistadminaddress at mydomain.com>   [for example]

        Action:     Subscription bounce score incremented.

        Reason:     Excessive or fatal bounces.

    The triggering bounce notice is attached below.

    Questions? Contact the Mailman site administrator at mailman at somedomain.com<mailto:mailman at somedomain.com>.”   [for example]

And that email contains an ATTACHMENT which has the subject:
  “<listname> subscription notification”
  “<listname> unsubscribe notification”

- This didn’t used to happen with these same lists, and I don’t know what’s triggered the change in behaviour.

- Even if I change the list “owner” address to another of my addresses, it still happens.

- I have admin_notify_mchanges set to “Yes”.

- I don’t have any moderators set up.


Q1. Is this a known issue?

Q2. What’s the likely cause of this problem suddenly starting to happen?

Q3. What’s the likely solution?

Q4. Do you need any more info to troubleshoot the cause of this?  If so, what, exactly?



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