[aprssig] Mailman considered harmful - list bounce settings are bad

Patrick winston at winston1.net
Tue Jul 7 06:18:05 CDT 2009

So then why not just have your email hosted somewhere that doesn't 
bounce?  Sounds like a much simpler solution..  Even Yahoo's group 
system, which likely gets 10000 times the traffic your lists get 
combined uses bounce protection..

Its not only about rejecting spam.. The automated systems that drive a 
lot of the spam monitors use bounces from a source to flag possible spam 
sources... So if this group's messages start bouncing and it keeps 
bouncing to people, then its possible to that the group itself will be 
flagged as a spam source..


Matti Aarnio wrote:
>   73 de Matti, OH2MQK
> PS: I do run largeish lists, 5300 recipients on largest one, 500+
>     messages a day.  No gui anywhere, only commandline UNIX tools.
>     Heaps of false rejects, tons of real rejects, human intelligence
>     to separate weed from chaff.  Volumes of Aprssig are nowhere
>     on that level.

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