I am asking this question on both lists, as I have
searched the FAQ and list archives unsuccessfully.
I feel a little stupid for asking, as I answer
questions about majordomo here all the time.
How are people handling bad addresses in their
subscriber lists? I know about the bounces list,
and the bounce command (from the command line),
but how can this be automated?
Does anyone have a current set of filters for
This tool seems to have potential, but it was
written in 1994, and I cannot see that it has
been updated since 1997. The aol, exim, and
sendmail sections seem to be inaccurate.
In a list environmnet where anyone is allowed to
subscribe, but the overhead (and sometimes
inconvenience) of using +confirm only guarantees
the accuracy of an address for that moment, how
do we keep our lists clean of undeliverable
I have saved (during the past year) over 3600
bounces. These have host or user unknown,
mailbox full or over quota, MTA misconfigred
or looping to itself, etc.
Personnally, I even consider a temporarily
failure cause to be removed from a list. The
bottleneck created by undeliverable messages
is just not worth having any bad addresses
subscribed to the lists.
What I am looking for is an automated way to
remove an address from all my lists if that
address is undeliverable for any reason, and
escpecially from the list that attempted the
delivery unsuccessfully. The only reason I
would even care to have the addresses added
to the bounces list is for reference rather
than using bounce-remind (which also eats
up cycles attempting delivery to assumed