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Re: Mail processing problem on debbugs?

From: Glenn Morris
Subject: Re: Mail processing problem on debbugs?
Date: Sun, 29 Mar 2020 13:56:13 -0400
User-agent: Gnus (, GNU Emacs (

Glenn Morris wrote:

> 1) why did this happen? Some transient problem, or...?

Looks like people have been sending mail to ###-reopen, which gets
converted to -reopen, which fails. I have never tried to reopen a bug in
this way. I always use the control address. I don't know if ###-reopen
is supposed to work, but it seems like it doesn't, and is in fact a
great way to do a DOS attack...
I might set mailman to reject such messages.

I see mailman-owner is aliased to me and listhelper.
I will add the other sysadmin addresses.

    From: address@hidden
    Subject: Bounce action notification
    To: address@hidden
    Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:42:58 -0400 (1 day, 2 hours, 3 minutes ago)
    This is a Mailman mailing list bounce action notice:
        List:       Debbugs-submit
        Member:     address@hidden
        Action:     Subscription disabled.
        Reason:     Excessive or fatal bounces.
    The triggering bounce notice is attached below.
    Questions? Contact the Mailman site administrator at
    From: Mail Delivery System <address@hidden>
    Subject: Mail delivery failed: returning message to sender
    To: address@hidden
    Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:42:56 -0400 (1 day, 2 hours, 3 minutes ago)
    This message was created automatically by mail delivery software.
    A message that you sent could not be delivered to one or more of its
    recipients. This is a permanent error. The following address(es) failed:
        local delivery failed
    The following text was generated during the delivery attempt:
    ------ address@hidden ------
     Unknown bug service address -address@hidden.
     Recognised addresses are:
         General:       Read bug# in Subject:    bug# is NNNN:
          request        submit  bug             NNNN  NNNN-submit
          control        maintonly                NNNN-maintonly
          owner          quiet                    NNNN-quiet
          postmaster     forwarded                NNNN-forwarded
                         done  close              NNNN-done  NNNN-close
                         submitter                NNNN-submitter
     For instructions via the WWW see:
     For details of how to access bug report logs by email:
       send `address@hidden' the word `help'
    ------ This is a copy of the message, including all the headers. ------
    Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 11:42:44 -0400
    To: address@hidden

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