[Mailman-Users] Bouncing emails.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Thu Jun 14 20:09:16 EDT 2018

On 06/14/2018 04:41 PM, Mark T wrote:
> Hi is there any way I can stop my mailman list
> Members emails bouncing keeps saying to reply to the email they do that and it keeps happening

I don't understand. What keeps happening?  What is the email asking for
a reply?

Are you saying that a user's delivery is disabled by bounce and the user
receives a notice that looks something like:

> Your membership in the mailing list %(listname)s has been disabled
> %(reason)s.  You will not get any more messages from this
> list until you re-enable your membership.  You will receive
> %(noticesleft)s more reminders like this before your membership in the
> list is deleted.
> To re-enable your membership, you can simply respond to this message
> (leaving the Subject: line intact), or visit the confirmation page at
>     %(confirmurl)s

and the user responds and after a time the user's delivery is disabled
again. If so, the underlying delivery issue needs to be fixed. If you
ensure that the list's Bounce processing Notifications
bounce_notify_owner_on_disable and if your Mailman is new enough,
bounce_notify_owner_on_bounce_increment are set to Yes. Then the owner
notice will say why the mail is bouncing, Or if you have access, you can
just look in the MTA logs.

Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net>        The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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