On Sat, Jul 23, 2005 at 09:41:00AM -0500, Garrett Smith wrote: | I'm getting mail from this list from | | [EMAIL PROTECTED] | | We just moved to a different mail server -- the word 'bounces' would | seem to be a bad thing (yet I'm still receiving posts from the | list). | | Does anyone know why I'm getting mail in this way?
This is how mailman works. That is the envelope sender, which is where any not-fully-brain-dead mail server will send a bounce if the mail can't be delivered. (this is different from the From: header) If you want all of the details, the address works as follows: [EMAIL PROTECTED] |-------||------|||---------------------|||------| zope3-dev is the name of the list -bounces is the suffix added by mailman for the purpose of automatic bounce handling (mailman uses some 8-10 different addresses for different list-related purposes). + is the delimiter between the actual recipient and an arbitrary extension (this is a nice feature supported by many mail servers including postfix, exim, and qmail and it fits nicely with the spec) garret=mojave-corp.com is the extension data that mailman wants to receive only with bounces caused by the messaged addressed to you; it puts an = in place of the @ in your address so as not to create problems in the overall address @zope.org is the domain part of the address The SMTP server on mail.zope.org is configured to pass messages for addressed to zope3-dev-bounces in the zope.org domain to mailman's bounce handling script giving it both the list name and the extension (which contains the original recipient for whom delivery failed). -D -- If your life is a hard drive, Christ can be your backup. www: http://dman13.dyndns.org/~dman/ jabber: [EMAIL PROTECTED]
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