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Subject: Re: Automated bounce recognition
From: David Shaw <dshaw @ jabberwocky . com>
Date: Sat, 20 Oct 2001 23:14:08 -0400
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM
In-reply-to: <12135 . 1003630699 @ kanga . nu>; from claw @ kanga . nu on Sat, Oct 20, 2001 at 07:18:19PM -0700
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On Sat, Oct 20, 2001 at 07:18:19PM -0700, J C Lawrence wrote:
> On Sat, 20 Oct 2001 17:49:19 -0700 
> Roger B A Klorese <Roger> wrote:
> > At 05:06 PM 10/20/2001 -0700, you wrote:
> 
> >> Bounces have the unique quality of have a null return envelope.
> >> Filter on that and you'll have no problem.  (
> 
> > With the number of sites violating RFCs and rejecting
> > null-envelope bounce messages, my list owners are not getting
> > their lists' bounces.  I am seriously considering putting in a
> > return address on them from here on.
> 
> There's a simple handling for such: null route their mail.  If/when
> they fix their configs, remove the filter.

There is a RBL-like blacklist service for sites that reject null
envelopes:

  http://www.rfc-ignorant.org/policy-dsn.html

David

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