What I would really like to see is a "bouncer". Bounces would go to the
bouncer list which would automatically subscribe the bounce to
"$listname-bounce" with an initial bounce_value of 1. If the bounce is a
repeat, then it would just increment the bounce_value, until the
bounce_max for that list has been reached. Upon reaching the bounce_max,
the user would be automatically unsubscribed from $listname. If the user
then gets their act strightend out and reuubscribes to $listname, then
they would also recieve mail stateing that the had been previously
unsubscribed from the list because there mail had bounced "bounce_max"
times, and they should try to take any action they can to prevent this in
the future if possible. Those who currently just unsubscribe every bounce
that comes across their desk, could kindly up bounce_max, since they would
now have enough free time to play golf, or what have you.
There are enough hooks in Majordomo, to make this pretty straight forward
for a perl hacker I would think.
Now wouldn't this make everyones life easier?
On Mon, 23 Oct 1995, Don Patterson wrote:
> Help. I am the owner of several broadly-used majordomo-managed lists,
> and I get 100s of bounces per week. I'm tired of sifting through them,
> and would rather have these bounces go to some black hole than to clutter
> my in-basket. Here's how my lists are now configured:
> reply_to = $SENDER
> sender = owner-listname
> The FAQ addresses this question in:
> How do I direct bounces to the right address?
> It states, however, that by setting sender to owner-listname resend
> would "force outgoing mail to have the out-of-band envelope FROM
> be "owner-listname".
> I also saw in the FAQ a way of setting up a "bounces" list. But I'd rather
> ignore the bounces that manage them at this point. Can I send these
> messages to some bogus address (without wasting disk space)? Do I just
> set "sender" to this bogus address? Is there a better way?
> Question 2: In an attempt to fix the above problem, I changed some config
> option that resulted in senders getting (some?) bounces back to them. Which
> options control this (besides "sender")?
> Respond directly to me, please.
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