Some, but not all, do have similarities. I've noticed some huge
differences between systems though. One in particular took me about 5
minutes of header and body scanning before i even figured out what it was
There are too many variations to make a fully-automated process a
reality. Some manual scanning of the more unusual ones will be necessary.
Hardrock, who is all about standards.
On Tue, 8 Aug 2000, Dan Liston wrote:
> I would assume that there must be some common header or body
> lines that could be used to filter on, and once matched, parse
> the body for the listname and bouncing address. Autobounce
> used to do this well, and some other list managers have this
> capability built in (smartlist, MJ2, listserv). I am hoping
> someone has a stand-alone utility to do this for majordomo.
> Dan Liston
> Ijon Tichy wrote:
> > On Mon, 7 Aug 2000, Dan Liston wrote:
> > > 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?
> > Because of the variation in bounce messages, and the fact that some of
> > them are barely readable at the best of times, I usually just do it all by
> > hand. Several times a week i scan through the admin account and remove
> > all bouncing email addresses by hand from the list files. This includes
> > over-quota as well as dead address bounces.
> > I only maintain one high-traffic list and one almost-no-traffic list so
> > it's pretty easy to do.
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