Probe messages should not sent Precedence header

Bug #808821 reported by Barry Warsaw on 2011-07-11
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This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GNU Mailman
Status tracked in 3.0
3.0
Medium
Barry Warsaw

Bug Description

Probe messages (sent after an address has been disabled due to bounces) should not set Precedence. This is because they actually are not bulk or list traffic. It's possible that where list traffic might be bouncing, a non-Precedence containing probe message could have a better chance of getting through. One thing to think about though is vacation programs, which (if well-behaved) will not respond to Precedence messages. Thus, if a person's address were bouncing, and they had a vacation program on, these would respond to probe messages. This might be significant if we were to score probe bounces higher (i.e. as signs to permanently disable or delete the address).

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Mark Sapiro (msapiro) wrote :

Fix committed for Mailman 2.1.15. See <http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~mailman-coders/mailman/2.1/revision/1339>

Still open for Mailman 3.

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