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[nycphp-talk] Re: Monitoring for Bounce Mail

John Nunez john at coolmacgames.com
Fri Apr 29 14:08:15 EDT 2005


Hey Jeff,

Thanks for the info.  So I should just be able to set the Return-Path 
in the header and I would get all the bounce backs.  I'll look up the 
setup for my MTA (sendmail).

Thanks Again,
John

On Apr 29, 2005, at 1:58 AM, Jeff Loiselle wrote:

> What I've always done in the past is set the Return-Path header in the
> email to a specific bounce address (done via the MTA) plus user
> identifier token.
>
> For example: bounce_address+list_member_email at domain.com
>
> Then in my mail configuration, I pipe that address into a php script..
> look for the Return-Path header.. and most likely if it's coming back
> to this address it's a bounce (unless you really feel like recognizing
> hundreds of bounce formats). Then I remove that list member from my
> database.
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