ezmlm-return - handle mailing list bounces
handles bounces for the mailing list stored in dir
and, if it exists, the associated digest list.
is normally invoked from a .qmail
file. It reads a
mail message from its standard input, and a mail envelope from the
, and HOST
exits 99, not 0, upon success.
- ezmlm-return will assume the bounce is for a digest list. Normally,
ezmlm-return will autodetect this from the bounce address.
Autodetection makes ezmlm-return less flexible and will be removed
in future versions.
- ezmlm-return will assume that the bounce is for a normal
(non-digest) list. Normally, ezmlm-return will autodetect this from
the bounce address. Autodetection makes ezmlm-return less flexible
and will be removed in future versions. -D will become the
handles mail sent to any of the following addresses:
- Trash. A help message or subscription acknowledgment bounced.
- Distribution bounce. Message number msg was lost on the way to
- Pre-VERP distribution bounce, in QSBMF format. Message number msg
was lost on the way to one or more addresses; ezmlm-return will
parse the bounce to figure out the addresses.
- Warning bounce. A warning message from ezmlm-warn bounced.
- Probe bounce. A probe from ezmlm-warn bounced. ezmlm-return
will remove box@domain from the mailing
- A receipt from the list. This is logged. For SQL supporting lists,
cookie is verified and receipt logged only if the cookie is
correct. The arrival of the receipt shows that qmail at the sending host
For all the above addresses if, local is followed by -digest,
bounces are assumed to be from the digest list, and are stored in
dir/digest/bounce rather than in dir /bounce
ezmlm-manage(1), ezmlm-make(1), ezmlm-send(1), ezmlm-sub(1), ezmlm-unsub(1),
ezmlm-warn(1), ezmlm-weed(1), ezmlm(5), qmail-command(8)