I've been getting these mailing list probe messages from mailman regularly.
What I suspect might be a problem, is that the message says "a sample is
attached below", but there is no sample bounce message.
Is mailman firing off random probe messages? Or is it forgetting to attach
a bounce message that my email provider sent it?
(listadmin of wikimania-l and wikimedia-asia-chapters)
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Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2021 at 07:54
Subject: Wikimania-l mailing list probe message
This is a probe message. You can ignore this message.
The wikimania-l(a)lists.wikimedia.org mailing list has received a number
of bounces from you, indicating that there may be a problem delivering
messages to deryckchan(a)gmail.com. A sample is attached below. Please
examine this message to make sure there are no problems with your
email address. You may want to check with your mail administrator for
You don't need to do anything to remain an enabled member of the
If you have any questions or problems, you can contact the mailing
list owner at
I have a private list that I'm admin for, but seemingly unable to have
mailman enforce the rules for someone that I've added to the non-member
list (not a member, but able to post to the list without intervention from
admins). This person is within the WMF organization and is using their WMF
email address to post to the list.
I've been able to add people to the non-member list prior to this and have
had no issues before, but this is new and frustrating.
Any suggestions on how to fix?
deb tankersley (she/her)
senior program manager, engineering