> > > If a reply-to header is included in the config file, bounces are sent
> > > there rather than to the owner-<list name> unless a moderator is also
> > > specified.
> > Are you sure about this? I run quite a few lists with reply-to set (aside
I'm sure. I run several lists on a linux system with sendmail 8.9.0
and recreating this is a snap (unfortunately). Setting a moderator
address eliminates the problem but I thought it unusual enough to
report. A single bounce will bury the mail server in a hugh loop. The
mail never makes it off the server in the test situation, however
several loops have started from incomming mail which bounced. Took me
a while to figure out what was happening.
> > to the peanut gallery: I've read the URL, I've read the arguments, and
> > I'm still doing it this way, so spare me and the list the rehash please)
> > and I've *never* seen this behavior.
> > Are you sure that you're not just encountering a remote system that
> > doesn't understand that errors should go to the envelope sender rather
> > than to the address information in the message?
> There are several remote systems which send bounce messages to
> the Reply-To: field if set.. Compuserve were one until recently..
> Pre-Domino editions of Lotus Notes Internet Gateway seem to as well.
> On a large list, these problems can cripple a mailserver with a single
> message bouncing to the list (since that generates more mail to the
> bouncing address, and hence a loop)..
> --- Malcolm