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Re: [SLE] OT: Email bounce messages
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 00:28:31 -0500
  • Message-id: <1111814909.14248.5.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Fri, 2005-03-25 at 20:46, Carlos E. R. wrote:
> The Friday 2005-03-25 at 14:03 -0500, Mike McMullin wrote:
>
> > On Fri, 2005-03-25 at 13:46, Patrick Shanahan wrote:
> > > * Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx> [03-25-05 13:40]:
> > > > It's not the list bouncing them Carlos, it's the address listed by
> > > > the OP.
> > >
> > > If you do not notify the list-owner the bounce is happening, he/she
> > > will not know to unsub the guilty party. If the guilty party is
> > > unsub-ed, that address will not be bouncing msgs.
> > >
> > > A little thought *is* necessary.
> >
> > Got you, finally. Dumping the address from the list will kill the
> > bounces. I was thinking of a more at the source (address) of the
> > problem solution.
>
> It is like this:
> - We send to the list server.
> - The list server sends one email to each lister.
> - One of the listers is missconfigured or whatever, and bounces back to
> the OP.
>
> We can not notify the bouncer in any way, because anything we send him
> will bounce.
>
> We could perhaps notify his mail administrator, if the bounce message
> gives enough information - but we don't know if he is bonafide.

True, but I took the chance and fired one off to what I hope is the
postmaster of the site and not address that shows on the bounced
postings.

> That mail administrator should perhaps know that they shouldn't so easily
> bounce back list mails (there are a "Mailing-List" and a "Precedence:
> bulk" headers).
>
> So the only alternative is to inform this mail list administrator, a
> human. It is unfortunate that nobody reads them at SuSE on holidays.

Mike


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