That's one of the problems you hit when you use reply-to - misconfigured
stuff around the net insists on sending bounces and vacation messages to
it. cc:Mail and MSMAIL gateways are well-known for this.
Majordomo won't catch these by itself, but you can set up taboo-header
and taboo-body regexps in majordomo.cf or listname.config to catch
common ones - and add to the list when you get a new one. (Assuming
you're on a recent release of Majordomo - I think it needs to be 1.94.1
Others here cite this as a reason not to use Reply-to (hi Rich) -
personally I think it's worth the effort.
I doubt you'll get anywhere with the postmaster of a cc:Mail gateway
site - I never have.
>From: email@example.com [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
>Sent: Monday, May 12, 1997 11:52 PM
>Subject: where should bounce messages go?
>What's the proper address for MTA's to use when a recipient does not exist:
>From, Sender, or Reply-To (= the list)? Seems to me it should be Sender,
>which is list-owner. I'm running into several Lotus cc:mail gateways that
>insist on using the Reply-To address, and causing loops. Should majordomo
>be catching those, or is it up to me to stop the loop and inform the other
>Peter Zenge (email@example.com)
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