Re: [GRG] The word “bounces” in From line of messages

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.) 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:

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 

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 “” 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:

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 instead of LIST-bounces at, that’s a really easy change that wouldn’t have any unintended side effects.”

Perhaps that’s the way to do it?

Best regards,

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: 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 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 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

(650) 265-4969

(949) 922-9786 cell


CEO / Exec. Director

Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation / Aging Intervention Foundation




About Johnny Adams

My full-time commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse age related functional decline to increase healthy years of life. I’ve been active in this area since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments. I have a good basic understanding of the science of aging, and have many skills that complement those of scientists so they can focus on science to advance our shared mission. Broad experience Top skills: administration, management, information technology (data and programming), communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"). Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance. Like most skilled professionals, I’m best described as a guy who defines an end point, then figures out how to get there. I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. CEO / Executive Director Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation (Aging Intervention Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum. Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthy years of life. Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. Fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers). Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program. Interpersonal skills – good communication, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone. Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced organizations. Uses technology to advance our shared mission. Education: MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship. BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc). UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Previous careers include: Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all. Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics. As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization Success Family of Continuing Education Companies, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies. We were successful with lean team organization (the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems). Medical devices: At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians. Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. In my early 20’s I was a musician, and studied psychology and music. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist. These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s