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FS#30794 - {mailinglist} No bounce messages

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Sébastien Luttringer (seblu) - Saturday, 21 July 2012, 23:12 GMT
Last edited by Sébastien Luttringer (seblu) - Wednesday, 03 June 2015, 21:41 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Web Sites
Status Closed
Assigned To No-one
Architecture All
Severity Medium
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


Mailing list should send bounce messages when they refuse to send a message.

By example arch-dev-public is restricted to dev but sending a message to the list doesn't advertise you about your fail.

Same issue with arch-project, if you forget (or misconfigure your sender) your mail will be destroyed without any notification for the sender.

I think we should be courteous and advertise about the failure.
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Closed by  Sébastien Luttringer (seblu)
Wednesday, 03 June 2015, 21:41 GMT
Reason for closing:  None
Comment by Karol Błażewicz (karol) - Sunday, 22 July 2012, 01:04 GMT
Just tried it:

This list is for ArchLinux Development and is not open for public
comment. If there is an important issue, please reply directly to the
original author or to the general ArchLinux mailing list

Write access to this list may be provided in special circumstances,
and may need to be evaluated by the rest of the developers. Please
send an email to to request write access if you
feel you fit a "special circumstance".

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Karol Blazewicz <>
Date: Sun, 22 Jul 2012 03:03:40 +0200
Subject: test
Comment by Sébastien Luttringer (seblu) - Sunday, 22 July 2012, 01:19 GMT
you are lucky. I've sended 2 test mails from a gmail account and from my personal mailer and i got no answer.

Jul 22 03:18:14 ares postfix/qmgr[21084]: 3EB711794256: from=<>, size=2432, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Jul 22 03:18:15 ares postfix/smtp[1663]: 3EB711794256: to=<>,[]:25, delay=1.7, delays=0.01/0/0.52/1.1, dsn=2.0.0, status=sent (250 2.0.0 Ok: queued as D50089200D)
Jul 22 03:18:15 ares postfix/qmgr[21084]: 3EB711794256: removed
Comment by Jelle van der Waa (jelly) - Friday, 27 July 2012, 10:15 GMT
Pierre you maintain the mailing list right? Else please assign it to the right dev :)

I have always received a notice such as Karol got, so it always worked for me.
Comment by Pierre Schmitz (Pierre) - Saturday, 02 November 2013, 21:57 GMT
  • Field changed: Status (Assigned → Unconfirmed)
  • Assignment removed
Neither do I maintain the lists nor do I know how this could be fixed.