Response "Fwd: failure notice"
jeffrey at goldmark.org
Sat Apr 28 15:04:18 UTC 2007
On Apr 28, 2007, at 4:20 AM, Andriy Babiy wrote:
> On every message, sent to the list, I receive a strange response
> with the
> subject line: "Fwd: failure notice".
This is because (at least) one member of the list,
kugua065315 at 163.com, has an address behind a broken MTA.
If the email system for that delivery worked, then the bounce
message would go to
owner-freebsd-questions at freebsd.org
instead of to the person who posted the message.
People behind mail systems like those should never, ever be allowed
near Internet email discussion groups. I haven't seen a mail system
that broken for a long time. Typically it is because the mail goes
through some kind of gateway that fails to preserve the "envelope
It would be nice if the list manager for this list could trace down
which subscribed address is causing the problem (not always an easy
thing to do) and ban them from the list.
A more common problem is the list subscriber who has a badly
configured auto responder set up. I have a rant about those at
Jeffrey Goldberg http://www.goldmark.org/jeff/
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