Johnny et al,
It does not appear that anyone replied over the weekend about the word “bounces” in the GRG List, so I did look this Mailman situation up and see what we can do for this GRG List.
I looked at a few places online (those searched links, #a – #c, immediately below are mainly for reference):
d.) http://ift.tt/1FRNfuC(a bit helpful)
“How do I change where replies to my list are sent?
As a Mailman list owner, you can configure your list so that replies to messages are directed to either the original sender, the entire list, or to a specific email address. The location you choose will depend on the type of list you want to have.
Replies directed to the original sender will cut down on list traffic. This may be the setting you prefer if you want to have an “announcement” type list.
Replies directed to the entire list will promote list discussions. This increases the amount of traffic on the list but it allows everybody to see the discussions.
Replies directed to an explicit address are good for announcement type lists with a parallel discussion type list. If this is the type of list you would like to have, select “Explicit address” and set the “Reply-To:” address setting to the discussion list address.
All of these settings can be found on the list administration page at….”
For GRG List hosted by UCLA, it would be this link that Johnny uses: http://ift.tt/1FRNdD9
I believe that based on the last two links (#d and #e) suggest that for our applicable case to:
a.) set “first_strip_reply_to” to “On” (so no previous Reply-to is included), I imagine?
b.) set “reply_goes_to_list” to “This list” (“a Reply-To: header pointing back to your list’s posting address will be added…”; for our list, that would be email@example.com).
NOTE: The reason why I interpreted “This list” to be a better variable than “Explicit address” is mainly because we don’t have an announcement list and a discussion list separately as this is one list. However since it *does* look like that when we reply, we *already* see “firstname.lastname@example.org” suggesting that #b is indeed set to “This list”.
In that case, perhaps by setting the “Explicit address” and set the Reply-to variable to the same e-mail address: email@example.com?
Finally, I found this old discussion that may have a workaround (bolding the key snippet):
“If the issue would truly be resolved or at least mitigated by having the Sender: be LIST-admin at list.example.com instead of LIST-bounces at list.example.com, that’s a really easy change that wouldn’t have any unintended side effects.”
Perhaps that’s the way to do it?
Mark E. Muir
Technical Support Database Administrator
Gerontology Research Group
On March 7, 2015 at 11:59 AM “John M. \”Johnny\” Adams, GRG Exec Director” wrote:
Dear GRG Member,
A question has been asked about the word “bounces” in the “From” line of messages.
It looks like this:
firstname.lastname@example.org on behalf of [sender’s name / email address]
A member may see this in another member’s message sent through to the list – or their own – and mistakenly believe the message has bounced (not gone through).
It actually did go through to all GRG members. If in question you can check the archive.
If you can’t get into the archive you can contact me at JAdams@grg.org or call (949) 922-9786.
I’m kind of busy serving GRG – now preparing for our online meeting test prep later this morning.
This group is user supported, so would one of you computer savvy members care to take on the project of figuring out how to make the word “bounces” go away?
The list service software is “Mailman”. Search on something like “mailman list service bounces@lists”
Here’s something for starters.
But this does not look hopeful:
An alias for the email@example.com address. Obsolete, but kept for backwards compatibility. Supposedly formerly used to reach list administrators.
And to the members who offered to pitch in and test our online meeting systems – see you at 10 (Pacific).
John M. “Johnny” Adams
Executive Director Gerontology Research Group
(949) 922-9786 cell
CEO / Exec. Director
Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation / Aging Intervention Foundation