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Re: [trinity-users] Messages from Jonesy bouncing was: Re: [trinity-users] Konqueror automatic http:// prefix in url address

From: "E. Liddell" <ejlddll@...>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2015 07:01:02 -0400
On Mon, 6 Jul 2015 09:47:11 +0100
Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz@...> wrote:

> On Monday 06 July 2015 01:33:20 Dave Lers wrote:
> > Jonesy wrote:
> > > It is not _sftp_ , it is _fish_
> I never get messages from Jonesy.  They never even reach my Gmail spam folder, 
> let alone my KMail spam folder.  In a few weeks, the "ezmlm program" will 
> threaten to unsubscribe me because I am sending bouncing messages and will 
> quote a message from Jonesy that I neither sent nor can find in any of my 
> spam folders.
> "Jonesy" obviously does exist and send messages:  Dave has had one.
> Is Gmail bouncing him?  Or what is happening?  Why?  What can I do about it?  

Jonesy's are being treated as spam:

host[] said:
    550-5.7.1 [      12] Our system has detected that this
    message is 550-5.7.1 likely unsolicited mail. To reduce the amount of spam
    sent to Gmail, 550-5.7.1 this message has been blocked. Please visit
    for 550 5.7.1 more information. x11si3845963icl.64 - gsmtp (in reply to end
    of DATA command)

However, they're not showing up in the Web-based spam folder GMail provides.
I have no idea why his emails are being singled out (because sending domain info
in the header calls out three separate domains, maybe?)

Emails from other apparently-legitimate sources are being rejected on "security"

host[] said:
    550-5.7.1 Unauthenticated email from is not accepted due to
    domain's 550-5.7.1 DMARC policy. Please contact administrator of
    domain if 550-5.7.1 this was a legitimate mail. Please visit 550-5.7.1 to learn about DMARC 550
    5.7.1 initiative. y8si71210icw.17 - gsmtp (in reply to end of DATA command)

> However much I try to ignore them, I find  the wording of the 
> we-are-going-to-unsubscribe-you messages worrying and upsetting.  (Debian's 
> rare "threats" are much kinder, nicer and less worrying.  I don't get them 
> from anyone else.)  So I would like to solve this.  As far as I can see, if 
> Jonesy sends two messages in fairly quick succession, I shall be unsubscribed 
> without notification.

The possible solutions that occur to me are three:

1. Whack GMail over the collective head with a blunt instrument until it behaves 
  itself (good luck on that)
2. Have the list mailer check for key phrases in bounce messages and ignore
  them if they're found
3. Increase the list mailer's bounce tolerance to 5-10 messages, and have
  affected users use a filter to auto-trash the messages unread.

I'm pretty sure I've been unsubscribed without noticing (because I do auto-trash
the "threat messages") at least once--that would have been around April 1 of last 

E. Liddell