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Re: OT: Mailinglist problem..

From: Patrick Burleson <pburleson_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2005-09-26 17:12:23 CEST

On 9/26/05, Paul Koning <pkoning@equallogic.com> wrote:
> >>>>> "Benjamin" == Benjamin Podszun <ben@galactic-tales.de> writes:
>
> Benjamin> Hi there. I just got a warning from
> Benjamin> users-help@subversion.tigris.org, telling me that some
> Benjamin> messages bounced when ezmlm tried to deliver them..
>
> One of the hassles of managing a mailing list is dealing with the
> bounces. So mailing list software has machinery to handle that
> automatically. The assumption is that things shouldn't bounce unless
> the address has become invalid. In that case, it is removed from the
> list.
>
> What the mailer is doing is allow for the fact that you may have a
> problem at your end, and gives you a chance to repair it. I've seen
> those messages a number of times (on other lists) -- they happen when
> our local mail server is having trouble, so I ask our IT manager to
> fix things.
>
> In your case, I think the problem is in your antivirus software. It's
> wrong to bounce mail for that reason. For one thing, bouncing it will
> generate a message back to the name in the header, which is always a
> forgery so you're bothering innocent bystanders. For another, it
> messed up mailing lists, as you found out.
>
> So the best solution is to fix your antivirus setup so viruses are
> silently discarded.
>
> paul

Funny thing for me, I use GMail and they bounce it with some message
about the attachment being of a type they don't accept. I have no
control over this, so the mailing list checks to make sure my address
is still ok and keeps on going.

Sometimes you just don't have control over when messages will get bounced.

Patrick

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