> >> For things like "user unknown"
> >> or "host unknown" (actually, after a few "host unknown" messages) I pass the
> >> offending address to a little script I have called "bouncer". This takes
> >> the address and sends a little "what's happened to this person"-type of mess
> >> to the postmaster at the offending site (so it takes joe @
com and sends
> >> to postmaster @
com). This way I can find out for sure if the user has
> >> left the site or if something is wrong with their system. I try to be sure
> >> before shutting someone off.
> >You are the nicest list manager in the world! How many total
> >subscribers do you have on all your lists? How many bounces do you
> >handle this way each week?
> I couldn't imagine sending that many queries.
Oh, heck. I average just over 1 bouncer query a week for a digested list
of over 400 addresses--not a tremendous amount of work in my book. If you're
going to manage a list, manage it.
Michael Sullivan sullivan @
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Glendale, CA +1 818 544 2683 -- +1 818 544 4579 (fax)