[Mailman-Users] Any way to disable bounce subscription disabling for just certain users?

Jayson Smith jaybird at bluegrasspals.com
Thu Mar 30 18:30:42 EDT 2017


I have a weird situation I'm sure others have had, and I'm wondering if 
there's any way in Mailman 2 to deal with it. I have three subscribers 
to one of my lists who are on ISP's who do spam filtering at the SMTP 
level, rejecting with a 554 any message they don't like. And as so often 
happens, their definition of spam and our definition of spam can 
sometimes be totally different. I'm assuming here that the particular 
subscribers probably have no way to turn off this spam filtering.

I have my bounce score threshold set to 2.9 so whenever someone bounces 
three days within a week, they get disabled. What ends up happening is 
that I have to go in and re-enable their subscriptions. Normally I could 
just do a reset_bounce on that list, but I also have someone whose 
mailbox is full, and I want to keep them disabled, hoping they'll clean 
it up, get a mail is bouncing message, and come back. I've tried 
contacting these subscribers, asking if they have another Email address 
they could use, but have had no response.

Is there any way to disable the automatic disabling of just specific 
member addresses? If I could find a way to do it, would setting their 
bounce score to something like negative 1,000,000,000 do the trick, or 
would Mailman just consider that the same as 0 and set it to 1 the next day?

Thanks for any thoughts.


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