> "Ronald F. Guilmette" <email@example.com> wrote:
> >Why does it make any sense to send yet another message to an address that
> >you already know and believe is dead?
> Because you don't know it's dead--you just know it's bouncing. I've
> seen several cases where bounced messages were *also* successfully
> delivered. If you don't send the user a message saying "Hey, your mail
> is bouncing", they may never realize it.
which is why the majordomo solution of placing "bouncing subscribers" onto a
special "bounces" (list which sends the message that the subscriber has been
removed for many days after they have been removed) work so well.
J. Philip Miller, Professor, Division of Biostatistics, Box 8067
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis MO 63110
phil@wubios.WUstl.edu - (314) 362-3617 [362-2693(FAX)]