feature request: add option for list owner to receive copies of all bounce mail

Bug #1382150 reported by Stephen Mats Mats
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNU Mailman
Fix Released
Mark Sapiro

Bug Description

Here at U of Wa we've had one request to add the feature to Mailman.

As a list owner I want to know about each and every bounce my list gets.


(sorry if this is the wrong place for feature requests, I didn't see anywere else)

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Mark Sapiro (msapiro) wrote :

This is the right place for feature requests.

It's somewhat cumbersome and not a real answer to your request, but if your MTA uses aliases, you can augment the LIST-bounces alias to include the list owner. You can also do this with a programmatic MTA like Exim, but it's even more cumbersome if you want different recipients per list.

That said, I will see about implementing this for the next release.

Changed in mailman:
assignee: nobody → Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
milestone: none → 2.1.19
status: New → Triaged
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Mark Sapiro (msapiro) wrote :

I have committed an implementation of this, but it doesn't do literally what was asked.

I added a bounce_notify_owner_on_bounce_increment setting on the Bounce processing page to forward those bounces which increment a member's score, but don't result in a disable or probe. Bounces which cause disable are already forwarded if bounce_notify_owner_on_disable is Yes, so what is not forwarded are subsequent bounces for a member on the same day after the members score is incremented, residual bounces for a member after the member's delivery is disabled and bounces that are recognized as such but are for a non-member address.

It seems to me that this is sufficient.

Changed in mailman:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Changed in mailman:
milestone: 2.1.19 → 2.1.19rc1
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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