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Re: What is bounce-debian-user ?



On Thu, Feb 01, 2001 at 12:24:13AM +0530, USM Bish wrote:
> Hi folk,
> 
>   Just a small clarification. The mail placed below was received
> by me today from "bounce-debian-user".  This was NOT initiated by
> me.  Quite surprised to see my name on the LOG (List of Greats!).
> 
>   Did others receive this mail too ?
>    
>   Could someone enlighten me on what this bounce-debian-user is ?
> > From: bounce-debian-user=bish=nde.vsnl.net.in@lists.debian.org
> > Resent-To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> > X-Mailing-List: <debian-user@lists.debian.org> archive/latest/130541
> > X-Loop: debian-user@lists.debian.org
> > Precedence: list
> > Resent-Sender: debian-user-request@lists.debian.org

1) Sending this mail once was a great plenty.  Three times seems a bit
   excessive, don't you think?

2) Reading the headers shows quite plainly that this email came from
   the "debian-user" mailing list, to which I presume you are subscribed.

3) The "bounce" line is a VERP.  I found some documentation here:

     http://www.courier-mta.org/draft-varshavchik-verp-smtpext.txt

   This feature allows the list to automatically nuke you from the
   list if your mail starts boucing or doing other weird stuff.

4) If you do not believe you are subscribed to the debian-user list, I
   encourage you to send an email to "majordomo@lists.debian.org", blank
   subject, body containing "which <email>" where <email> is your email
   address.

HTH,

-- 
Nathan Norman - Staff Engineer | A good plan today is better
Micromuse Inc.                 | than a perfect plan tomorrow.
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