Mailing list validation tool
ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Sat Mar 5 01:35:58 UTC 2011
On Fri, 2011-03-04 at 17:34 -0500, Bill Davidsen wrote:
> I'd rather not roll my own if there's a solution of the "why didn't
> you just use..." type.
I would probably have gone with: Palm the workload off onto an external
list server, that already automatically handles subscriptions and
In the changeover period, it probably is best to individually contact
each subscriber with a resubscribe message to clean up your list. There
probably are some people who've just hit the "this message is junk
mail," on their original subscription, instead of bothering to
unsubscribe. A bit of a braindead thing to do, and problematic if it
reports the message externally.
Sendmail is supposed to have validity testing, though I don't know if it
can handle your problem (smartly dealing with individual duff addresses
in a big list of addresses).
[tim at localhost ~]$ uname -r
Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored. I
read messages from the public lists.
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