[ih] history of bounce processing, was update about bogus list unsubcribe requests

Miles Fidelman mfidelman at meetinghouse.net
Fri Aug 26 14:35:48 PDT 2016

On 8/26/16 4:55 PM, John R. Levine wrote:

>>> If this list is like many other old mailman lists, it does no bounce
>>> pruning at all, with predictably unfortunate results.
>> We do use bounce processing, FWIW. It simply failed to work for this
>> address, for whatever reason.
> OK.  Having looked at the bounce code in some list managers, I'm not
> surprised.
> So since we're talking about Internet history anyway, ...

And what a great case study in Internet history this is!

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