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All,
I have yet another functionality question. If I subscribe a bad email
address to a list, it doesn't bounce the welcome message to the list
administrator so I have no way of knowing that it wasn't a valid
address. Is that the expected behavior? And can tweak any settings to
change this behavior?

Thanks,
-Jim

Jim Park
Sr. Help Desk Consultant
SCS Computing facilities Help Desk
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University

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  • Mark Sapiro at Oct 26, 2007 at 5:40 pm

    Jim Park wrote:

    I have yet another functionality question. If I subscribe a bad email
    address to a list, it doesn't bounce the welcome message to the list
    administrator so I have no way of knowing that it wasn't a valid
    address. Is that the expected behavior? And can tweak any settings to
    change this behavior?

    The welcome message like all list mail is sent with envelope from (and
    Sender: and Errors-To:) the listname-bounces address for automated
    bounce processing.

    If you want bounces to go to the owner instead you can redirect the
    listname-bounces address to listname-owner in the MTA.

    You can also adjust bounce processing settings so the first bounce
    causes a disable and the owner is notified.

    If this is only an occasional thing, you could check Mailman's bounce
    log or the user's options page after subscribing a user to see if a
    bounce was recorded (it may take up to 15 minutes after the bounce is
    received for it to be recorded).

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

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