ezmlm-receipt(1)                                 ezmlm-receipt(1)

NAME

ezmlm-receipt - handle sublist replies at the main list

SYNOPSIS

ezmlm-receipt [ -dD ] dir

DESCRIPTION

ezmlm-receipt handles mail from sublists of the main list stored in dir and, if it exists, the associated main digest list. ezmlm-receipt is used for main list with only sublists as subscribers. It is not useful for normal mailing lists. ezmlm-receipt is normally invoked from a .qmail file. It reads a mail message from its standard input, and a mail envelope from the SENDER, LOCAL, and HOST environment variables. ezmlm-receipt has two functions. It takes the place of ezmlm-receipt(1) for main lists that have only sublists as subscribers. Bounces do not lead to removal of the bounc- ing address. emzlm-receipt saves the bounce, and logs the event to the mail log. ezmlm-receipt also saves the bounce to dir/bounce/dnnn.ppp where nnn is a time stamp and ppp the PID of the process. A maximum of 50 bounces are saved. Further bounces are discarded until room is made in the bounce directory by manually removing files. If the list uses and SQL database, the even is logged to the _mlog table instead, and only if the distribution cookie matches. The bounce is still saved, but only if it contained a matching distribution cookie. ezmlm-receipt also handles feedback messages from the sub- list. These are used to monitor that the sublist is able to send out messages. Receipt of feedback messages is logged to the mail log. If the list uses and SQL database, the even is logged to the _mlog table instead, and only if the distribution cookie matches.

OPTIONS

-d ezmlm-receipt will assume the message is for a digest list. Normally, ezmlm-receipt will autode- tect this from the bounce address. Autodetection makes ezmlm-receipt less flexible and will be removed in future versions. -D ezmlm-receipt will assume that the bounce is for a normal (non-digest) list. Normally, ezmlm-receipt will autodetect this from the bounce address. Autodetection makes ezmlm-receipt less flexible and will be removed in future versions. -D will become the default. 1 ezmlm-receipt(1) ezmlm-receipt(1)

ADDRESSES

ezmlm-receipt handles mail sent to any of the following addresses: local-return- Trash. A help message or subscription acknowledg- ment bounced. local-return-msg-box=domain Distribution bounce. Message number msg was lost on the way to the sublist box@domain. local-return-msg- Pre-VERP distribution bounce, in QSBMF format. Message number msg was lost on the way to one or more sublists; ezmlm-receipt will parse the bounce to figure out the addresses. local-return-receipt Feedback message from a sublist. ezmlm-receipt will figure out message number and sublist address from the envelope sender. For all the above addresses if, local is followed by -digest, messages are assumed to relate to the digest list, and are stored in dir/digest/bounce rather than in dir /bounce .

SEE ALSO

ezmlm-manage(1), ezmlm-make(1), ezmlm-return(1), ezmlmsend(1) , ezmlm-sub(1), ezmlm-unsub(1), ezmlm-weed(1), ezmlm(5), qmail-command(8) 2

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