Re: Fwd: Re: [Evolution] List Working?

If that's the case, it would be nice if Mailman could e-mail the
original sender to let them know the e-mail bounced.  I sure don't
remember getting any indication whatsoever that this happened.  But I
suppose that could explain what happened in both of our cases.  It sure
wasn't obvious from my standpoint though.  It took me a couple of days
to realize what was going on.


On Tue, 2001-10-23 at 21:27, Jonathan Dill wrote:
This is somewhat OT, but I will answer to hopefully clear up any
questsion other people may have...

If your e-mail bounces for any reason, delivery is automatically
disabled and a warning is sent to the list admin to let him or her know
that your account was disabled due to error(s).  This is a feature of
the Mailman mailing list software (see which is designed
to prevent the adminstrator from being swamped with bounce messages,
prevent alias loops, and prevent bounce messages from getting back to
the list.  I have been on some mailing lists, run on servers other than
mailman, where tons of bounces or alias loops got back to the lists,
which was extremely annoying.  Although this disable feature is not an
ideal solution and sometimes causes confusion, I think it's better than
the potential results of not having it.

Dan Hensley wrote:

About a month or two ago this happened to me twice within about 4 days.
I e-mailed the list about it but I don't remember getting any
responses.  So there is definitely a problem with the list software, but
it's pretty sporadic.

On Tue, 2001-10-23 at 20:54, Dan Hensley wrote:
It turns out that somehow my subscription got set to
"turn delivery
off". I'm pretty sure I didn't set it since today
was the first day I
learned such an option existed but somehow it got
set. Anyway, I fixed
it and I expect everthing to return to normal now.

"Jonathan F. Dill" (dill umbi umd edu)

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