Michael Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Is there any way to set majordomo to send bounces to the sender,
>rather than to the list owner? I tried setting the From address to
>$SENDER, but majordomo appends the list's hostname to the FROM
>address, so I got a FROM address of $SENDER@majordomo.ourhost.com.
>Basically, non-member submisstions, and bounces that violate our
>taboo header and taboo body expressions come back to the FROM
>address, which is me, as list owner. I have to manually return them
>to the sender. This is handy, because I also add some instructions on
>possible reasons for the bounce and what to do about it, but it's
>also time consuming for me, and it may be a day or two before a
>sender gets their message bounced back. leaving them mystified as to
The non-member submissions will most likely be spam. You DO NOT want to send
automated replies to those.
An automated reply to an individual could be mystifying. Are you going to
create one for every possible circumstance? No matter what you do, some will
require the personal touch. It's better to send nothing till you have the time
to give it the proper attention.
If it regularly takes you more than a day to deal with bounces, the real
solution is another volunteer to help with list administration.