> At this point it would take some serious hacking to be able to deal
> with the variety of bounce formats; even the most common format
> (sendmail) has enough version differences that it would be tough to parse.
True enough, but SmartList, for one, already has this "serious
hacking" included. By my estimate it catches about 95% of the bounces
and is one of the major reasons I use it (with a 2,000-member list, I
get a lot of bounces and handling them manually was a major time-sink
I am exceedingly happy to be relieved of).
Still, standardized bounces are very desirable -- it would further
improve the bounce-handling possibilities and reduce the processing
needed (a not-so-minor issue since most of the incoming list mail is
Doesn't listserv also do some bounce handling?
Michelle Dick firstname.lastname@example.org East Palo Alto, CA
Owner, FATFREE Vegetarian Mailing List