In message <9502201505.AA16833@paradyne.com>,
Brooks Cutter writes:
>I've been maintaining a majordomo (1.92) list and from time to time
>one of the recipients addresses on the net is bogus, and it sends
>the error message back to majordomo ...
>In the example below, a Ccmail system bounced the mail back, and
>because it didn't use "Postmaster" in the From field, majordomo
>happily sent it back to the list... which proceeded to bounce, and
Yup gotta love brain dead pc mailers.
>got send back to the list, and got redistributed, and ... ad naseum...
>My question is - what is the best way to deal with this? 1.92
>checks for the user postmaster - but that is no good, since ccmail sites
>use the local site admin's name..
>I considered adding '/User \S+ is not defined/' to the administriva
>checks, but I want to avoid making changes that won't be in later
>versions - so this problem won't come back.
I thought I added a check for CC mail bounces in 1.93. You might want
to check the 1.93 code and see if one of the added filters will catch
>I'd like to add "Errors-to: email@example.com" to the mail
>headers, but 1.92 only supports Reply-To: ... (again I could add this,
>but I want to avoid modifying majordomo for maintenance reasons..)
# message_headers [string_array] (undef) <resend,digest>
# These headers will be appended to the headers of the posted message.
# The text is expanded before being used. The following expansion
# tokens are defined: $LIST - the name of the current list, $SENDER -
# the sender as taken from the from line, $VERSION, the version of
message_headers << END
Also errors-to isn't respected by CC mail, and is depricated on the
internet as well.
>> Subject: cc:Mail UUCPLINK 2.0 Undeliverable Message
I think there is an undeliverable message filter in there
somewhere. In any case, I would base the filter on the subject line
instead of the message body.
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